Thursday, September 08, 2016

He couldn't help how he looked

The junior partner of Caine and Cooper, though a man of blameless life, had one of those dark, saturnine faces which suggest a taste for the more sinister forms of crime, and on one cheek of that dark, saturnine face was a long scar. Actually it had been cause by the bursting of a gingerbeer bottle at a Y.M.C.A. picnic, but it gave the impression of being the outcome of battles of knives in the cellars of the underworld. And on top of all that, he had been wearing lavender gloves.

(from Pigs Have Wings, by Sir Pelham Wodehouse)

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