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  •  Oh, yes, I remember Archibald Mulliner, exlrrp! (6+ / 0-)

    And this immortal line from that story:

    "The betting at the Junior Lipstick is 7 to 2 you'll marry him."

    Love the idea of there being clubs in London for young ladies, one of them named "The Junior Lipstick."

    "Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

    by Diana in NoVa on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 06:09:47 AM PDT

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    •  Ok, now youre making me laboriously type (6+ / 0-)

      (Meadowes, his valet) ....."I  have been a member of The Dawn of Freedom League for many years sir. Our object, as the name implies, is to hasten the coming revolution."
      "Like in Russia, do you mean?"
      "Yes sir."
      "Massacres and all that?"
      "Yes sir"
      "Now listen, Meadowes," said Archibald firmly, "Fun's fun but no rot about stabbing me with a dripping knife. I won't have it, do you understand?"
      "Very good sir."
      "That being clear, you can bring me one of those pamphlets......................."

      .......And one night, when they were dancing at The Mottled Earwig, she took him to task in her forthright way, accusing him in set terms of going about the place looking like an uncooked haddock.
      "Sorry old girl," replies Archibald apologetically. " the fact is I'm  brooding a bit at the moment on the situation in Bottleton East.
      Aurelia stared at him.
      "Archibald," she said, for she was a girl of swift intuition, "You've had one over the eight."
      "No I haven't honestly. Its simply that I've been brooding. And I was wondering if you'd mind if I toddled home fairly shortly. All this sort of thing jars on me a goodish bit. All this dancing and so forth, I mean to say, so different from the home life in Bottleton East. I don't think a chap should be dancing at a time when the fundamental distribution of whatever it is is so dashed what-do-you-call it. You don't see Stalin dancing......."

      You are welcome!

      Happy just to be alive

      by exlrrp on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 07:53:53 AM PDT

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