Sunday, April 09, 2017

He didn't like earls

          "We earls step high," Lord Ickenham assured her. "The best is none too good for us."
          "It must be great being an earl."
          "It's terrific. I often lie awake at night, aching with pity for the poor devils who aren't."
          "Though I suppose you know you're an anachronistic parasite on the body of the state? Or so Otis says. He's just become a Communist."
          "He has, has he? Well, you can tell him from me that if he starts any nonsense of trying to hang me from a lamppost, I shall speak very sharply to him. Doesn't he like earls?"
          "Not much. He think's they're bloodsuckers."

(from Uncle Dynamite, by Sir Pelham Wodehouse)

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