Whately was a man of hobbies, and horticulture was one of these.
But the true man of that type had found all hobbies fail him.
But the world, Auberon, the real world, is not run on these hobbies.
He chooses his hobbies and “rides” them entirely on his own initiative.
Cochran knew the Major intimately, his hobbies and aversions.
It was all those scientific men with their ...