'Very sorry, upon my word,' said the owner of the articles. 'When travelling one is liable to lose one's goods.'<br><br>'Seeing that you have but your head, portmanteau, and bundle of rugs, the exertion of recollecting them cannot be excessive.'<br><br>'I never travel if I can help it,' said the other. 'I had just time to throw a shilling to the porter, but as I was agitated I don't know where it went and whether he saw it. Perhaps it fell under the rails and is flattened. When I am hot and flurried my sight fails me and my hand shakes. It does not matter. I will give the man another shilling on my return. Lord bless me! I have got into a smoking carriage. Never mind, I do smoke - for once in my life I am lucky. May this be an omen that my journey will be prosperous! Sometimes I have got into a first class when I had a second class ticket, and then had to pay the difference. Sometimes I have tumbled into a third class when I had paid fare by second, but the company never refunded. Why, bless my heart!