unearths some literary gems.
From Knife in the Dark, by G. D. H. and Margaret Cole:
[From the foreword. A nice twist on the usual boilerplate!]
Stamford University is a dream University, situated in a dream town....It follows, therefore, that those who inhabit it are also dream persons, and can bear no relationship to any real human beings, alive or dead.
an excitable lady who combined a passion for sitting on committees with an absolute inability to arrive on time or with the right agenda to any of them
"Oh," said Mrs. Lancing, an immensely pregnant Oh. Then she added: "Oh."
"Oh, so you haven't seen him lately, then," said Mrs. Lancing in italics.
"Now remember what I told you!" Mrs. Lancing said in a final squeak. "I wonder what exactly it was she told me," Mrs. Warrender mused.
delivery boys who seemed to be proceeding rapidly from nowhere to nowhere