Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Old-fashioned gratitude

‘Charming meal, my dear,’ he said as the waitress presented the bill, ‘and I only regret that infirmity prevents me from inviting you out to express my gratitude in the old-fashioned way. Have a couple of quid instead and give us a hug.’

Mr American, p.521, Pan Books, paperback edition 1982.

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