Lucas Cleeve was the pseudonym of Adeline Georgiana Isabel Kingscote (1868–1908), who was a novelist born in England, the author of over sixty works including The Woman Who Wouldn't in 1895. After her marriage to Colonel Howard Kingscote, most of her novels were published under the name Mrs Howard Kingscote. Recorded in Who's Who as a traveller and linguist, she compiled a book of Indian folklore, Tales of the Sun, or, Folklore of Southern India, and a work entitled The English Baby in India and How to Rear it. However, she was best known as a novelist. The Good Husband and the Bad Wife is a short story by Mrs. Howard Kingscote. It follows a Brahmin living in a distant village. He was kind-hearted and wise, many were seeking his council. He had a wife, who was way less kind, and a friend, who was of a much lesser mind. And one day all of them were dining at the one table. How does our hero managed to live with so incompatible folks? Read and learn!