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Barrie's love of games in general and cricket in particular
I think I've stressed this to one or two, in how much games played a part in Barrie's life. He was absolutely tickled pink with billiards. And he gave the complete billiards player to Michael. No he didn't, Lucas gave him it. That's E. V. Lucas, Michael's friend, "EVL". Which is every break after 20 --- it's just a little picture, of the time he used to spend, for one reason or another, as I've come across this book the other day, upstairs, and I thought you all should just see it. They played an enormous amount of billiards together. And were entirely indulgent. Now if I didn't -- I was a bit too young, I didn't come into this at all. Later on, I was probably a little bit better than either of them. This is all from 1912? That's right. The day the titanic went down. Michael -- ha ha ha -- it was just a little, just a little, funny thing,. He was tremendously keen on all games. Particularly billiards, he was really quite good at billiards. Is there any game that had to do with guy -- anything like cards? Not at all, not at all. He was not interested in cards. Or chess? Or drafts? No, no. Occasionally I can see him playing drafts but not at all seriously. Only, only, only cricket, billiards and croquet. He was a wizard at croquet.