That he was chased to my door by his own Agent-General in a motor; that they turned my study into a Cabinet Meeting which I was not invited to attend; that the local telegraph all but broke down beneath the strain of hundred word coded cables; and that I practically broke into the house of a stranger to get him telephonic facilities on a Sunday, are things I overlook.
"D'you mind my having the Agent-General to dinner again tonight?
The Agent-General arrived two hours later, a patient and expostulating person, visibly torn between the pulling Devil of a rampant Colony, and the placid Baker of a largely uninterested England.
"It was the middle of the house-party season," said the Agent-General mildly.
The Agent-General interposed with agent-generalities (but they were merely provocateurs) about Ties of Sentiment.
Thank you!" said the Agent-General. "That's what I am always trying to tell my people."
"Will you take him to Lord Lundie's to-morrow?" said the Agent-General promptly.
I'm going home," said the Agent-General, and departed.
"The document," Trent said, "is signed by the King and witnessed by Captain Francis, who is Agent-General
out here, or something of the sort, for the English Government.
FATA is already ruled from a distance, as the federal government exercises its powers through an Agent-General
, who is ex officio the KP Governor.