Tuesday, December 27, 2016

She didn't like losers

          "Is he so bent on representing Market Snodsbury in the Westminster menagerie?"
          "It isn't that so much. Left to himself, I imagine he could take Parliament or leave it alone. But he thinks Florence will give him the bum's rush if he loses."
          "He's probably right. She can't stand a loser."
          "So he told me. Remember what happened to Percy Gorringe."
          "And others. England is strewn with ex-fiances whom she bounced because they didn't come up to her specifications. Dozens of them. I believe they form clubs and societies."
          "Perhaps calling themselves the Old Florentians."
          "And having an annual dinner."

(from Jeeves and the Tie That Binds, by Sir Pelham Wodehouse)

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