unearths some literary gems.
From Absent Friends, by Gillian Linscott:
[with an emphasis on lack of context]
It arrived quite out of the blue--or out of the mauve perhaps, since that was the colour of the stationery.
"Just as well your legal friends couldn't hear you putting leading questions to a piano."
[Context hint: seance.]
I fell asleep at last wondering if it were some fault in me that I could never imagine wanting to call anybody Tumtum.
From Bland Beginning, by Julian Symons:
"You know the kind of thing—how Henry James patted him on the head when he was five and said, 'I hope, my dear young friend, that you will always retain your present fine awareness of simple, and in fact incommunicable, emotion which it is the endeavour of a lucky few, quite simply, to communicate.'"