It was called The Teuton Tonic; Mr. Doubleday was appointed publisher and advertising manager; Mr. Lockwood Kipling was made art editor to embellish the news; Rudyard Kipling was the star reporter, and Bok was editor.
Kipling, just released from his long confinement, like a boy out of school, was the life of the partyand when, one day, he found a woman aboard reading a copy of The Ladies Home Journal his joy knew no bounds; he turned in the most inimitable copy to the Tonic, describing the womans feelings as she read the different departments in the magazine. Of course, Bok, as editor of the Tonic, promptly pigeon-holed the reporters copy; then relented, and, in a fine spirit of large-mindedness, printed Kiplings pæans of rapture over Boks subscriber. The preparation of the paper was a daily joy: it kept the different members busy, and each evening the copy was handed to the large circle of readersthe two women of the partyto read aloud. At the end of the sixth day, it was voted to suspend publication, and the daily of six issues was unanimously bequeathed to the little daughter of Mr. Lockwood de Forest, a close friend of the Kipling familya choice bit of Kiplingania.
One day it was decided by the party that Bok should be taught the game of poker, and Kipling at once offered to be the instructor! He wrote out a list of the hands for Boks guidance, which was placed in the centre of the table, and the party, augmented by the women, gathered to see the game.
A baby had been born that evening in the steerage,