Professor Francis O'Gorman joined us to introduce the novel and returned in April to conclude our BIG READ.
It is not true that a rose by any other name will smell as sweet. Were it true, I should call this story 'The Great Orley Farm Case'. But who would ask for the ninth number of a serial work burthened with so very uncouth an appellation? Thence, and therefore, — Orley Farm.
Orley Farm, Chapter One