A Modern Romance
The literary meaning of 'romance' is an exciting relationship between two people who love each other. Modern romance knows no caste, colour, status or traditions. But in the past such things carried weight. The marriage of Pescud and Jessie is an appropriate example of modern romance. There is an element of excitement and adventure throughout the story. Pescud sees Jessie for the first time and in a second chooses her to be his wife. He forgets all about his plate glass business and follows her to her place of living. Not only that, he gathers courage to meet her and her father. His pursuing Jessie from one station to another is no less than a film romance. The suspense is maintained throughout. He meets her father, the Colonel who could throw him before the fox-hounds. But, he meets him and reveals to him his heart. He is specific in calling a spade a spade. He tells him that he will try to get Jessie like him. His conversation with the Colonel appeals to the latter. The Colonel and Jessie like Pescud. Soon Pescud marries Jessie. They built a house in East End and live happily.