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In this mission I have already travelled more than 50,000 miles and addressed 300,000 people, besides writing seven books upon the subject. I WAS born on May 22, 1859, at Picardy Place, Edinburgh, so named because in old days a colony of French Huguenots had settled there.

He had married one Katherine Pack, whose death-bed—or rather the white waxen thing which lay upon that bed—is the very earliest recollection of my life.

Her near relative—uncle, I think—was Sir Denis Pack, who led the Scottish brigade at Waterloo.

B." made a great reputation in London from about 1825 to 1850.

He came from Dublin about the year 1815 and may be said to be the father of polite caricature, for in the old days satire took the brutal shape of making the object grotesque in features and figure. My grandfather was a gentleman, drawing gentlemen for gentlemen, and the satire lay in the wit of the picture and not in the mis-drawing of faces.

I HAVE had a life which, for variety and romance, could, I think, hardly be exceeded.

I have known what it was to be a poor man and I have known what it was to be fairly affluent. I have known many of the most remarkable men of my time. I have tried my hand at very many sports, including boxing, cricket, billiards, motoring, football, aeronautics and skiing, having been the first to introduce the latter for long journeys into Switzerland.When last I visited it, it seemed to have degenerated, but at that time the flats were of good repute.My father was the youngest son of John Doyle, who under the nom de crayon of "H.But all this romance of ancestry did not interfere with the fact that when Katherine Pack, the Irish gentlewoman, came in her widowhood to Edinburgh, she was very poor.I have never been clear why it was Edinburgh for which she made.We can only claim to be the main stem by virtue of community of character and appearance with the English Doyles and the unbroken use of the same crest and coat-of-arms.

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