Thursday, February 16, 2017

She was glad Dad was stingy

Revolted though she would have been had someone informed her views on anything could coincide with those of her brother Galahad, on the subject of the Duke's affection for money they were identical. This partiality of his for coin of the realm had been drawn to her attention twenty years ago, when he had informed her that their engagement was at an end because her father refused to meet his terms in the matter of dowry, and she could never be sufficiently  grateful to her late parent for his parsimony.

(from A Pelican At Blandings, by Sir Pelham Wodehouse)

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