Mr Loveday’s Little Outing

Dalrymple notes that Waugh’s 1936 short story satirises

the do-gooding propensities of the well-placed, who are inclined to take up causes whimsically as a means to mere self-gratification, without much thought for the possible consequences.

Dalrymple points out that

these days Mr Loveday wouldn’t have been released without a proper risk assessment and follow-up arrangements. I’m not sure that would have preserved the young woman on the bicycle, however.

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