Sunday, October 12, 2014

Not the sort of Duke you would want for a neighbor

He was a large, stout, bald-headed man with a jutting nose, prominent eyes and a bushy white moustache of the type favoured by regimental sergeant majors and walruses. In Wiltshire, where he resided when not inviting himself for long visits to the homes of others, he was far from popular, his standing among his neighbours being roughly that of a shark at a bathing resort - something, that is to say, to be avoided on all occasions as nimbly as possible.

(from Service with a Smile, by Sir Pelham Wodehouse, describing the Duke of Dunstable)

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