I spent most of last week reading. It felt good to laze in the sun with a book for company, and the neighbour’s pussycats were always ready to lend a paw during the hard parts.
Among the treasures I had the pleasure of getting to know was the one quoted below.
I love Edgar Rice Burroughs. From Tarzan to John Carter and everything in between he spun a good yarn and kept his protagonist in mortal peril until the very end.
Two sentences I read:
“The water was warm and had an unpleasant taste. The best that might be said of it was that it was wet.”
-The Land of Hidden Men by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ace Books, 1978 (copyright 1931, McCall Company, Renewed 1959) Original title: Jungle Girl.
I spent more time reading than writing, but still managed a bit. Here’s a little something from A Fly on the Wall:
“Won’t know ‘til we give it ago.”
“Uh oh.” Dottie Phelbos always worried when Mrs. Ingetuckle inadvertently rhymed. It was never good.
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