Monday, June 12, 2017

Tough medicine

The medicine-man, having given him the once-over, had ordered him to abstain from all alcoholic liquids, and in addition to tool down the hill to the Royal Pump-Room each morning at eight-thirty and imbibe twelve ounces of warm crescent saline and magnesia. It doesn't sound much, put that way, but I gather from contemporary accounts that it's practically equivalent to getting outside a couple of of little old last year's eggs beaten up in sea-water.

(from Carry On, Jeeves, by Sir Pelham Wodehouse)

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