Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Royalty's going down

     Mr Franklin reintroduced himself. ‘We met at Sandringham, you may remember, General.’
     ‘To be sure we did.’ The General thumped his cane on the floor with satisfaction. ‘Hellish place — and probably no better now that Bertie’s gone. New chap looks like a muff — haven’t met him. Royalty’s going down, of course — not that they were ever up to much. Know who was on the throne when I made my entry into this vale of tears? George the Fourth — Prinny!’

Mr American, p.385, Pan Books, paperback edition 1982.

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