“The Little Glass Bottle” (1897)
H. P. Lovecraft (writer).
Read in 2017.
Read on www.hplovecraft.com with a digitized illustration.
Very early juvenilia. I can imagine the 6- or 7-year-old Lovecraft sniggering at his wit and feeling immense pride at using the phrase “defray your expenses”. I like the pragmatic spark and the hilariously useless map.