Friday, July 29, 2016

Professional spongers, in other words

          "Who is this Sir Jaklyn Warner?"
          It was a question Joe felt fully competent to answer. "He is London's leading louse, a worm, a chiseler, a rat, a sponger, never done a stroke of work in his life, supports himself by borrowing money, which, of course, he never pays back.
          Mr. Trout nodded sagely. "I know the type. Young men like that abound in Hollywood. They live on cocktails and appetizers at parties to which they have not been invited. They roam the streets of Beverly Hills till they hear music and see a string of colored lanterns, and then they go in and eat sausages on little sticks."

(from Bachelors Anonymous, by Sir Pelham Wodehouse)

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