Saturday, March 25, 2017

A "friend" in need

His circle of friends, while passing him over when the wanted someone to translate James Joyce into English or to explain the Einstein theory to them, knew that if they were in trouble, they could rely on his help. True, this help almost invariably made things worse than they had been, for if there was a way of getting everything muddled up, he got it, but his intentions were excellent and his heart in the right place.

(from Cocktail Time, by Sir Pelham Wodehouse)

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