Tuesday, 26 February 2013
A frightful pub
Mr Franklin mentioned that he was a member of the Athenaeum; perhaps the General would care to . . .
‘That’s a frightful pub,’ said Sir Harry gloomily. ‘Jumped up schoolmasters and bloody bishops. Won’t do your standing any good to take me there — still, if you’re game, I am. Don’t let me fall asleep, though, because if I wake up there in that long room of theirs I’ll think I’m dead and waiting in some ante-room to the Day of Judgement.’
Mr American, p.388, Pan Books, paperback edition 1982.
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