unearths some literary gems.
From Mr. Pinkerton Finds a Body, by David Frome:
He twisted an imaginary hat round and round in his hands.
[Precursing the Pleasure Dial "Candied"/"Candid" Business dept.]
"There's a tea shop called The Candied Friend."
Mr. Pinkerton watched his beaming countenance undergo a gradual change that reminded him of the Cheshire Cat, except that with Mr. Kewly-Smith the smile faded and left a face.
It had got him out of breath just to listen to her.
"That's the way Lucy meets all problems--by having them to dinner."
[I fear I may have been neglecting an "Anthropomorphized Bells" department that was asking to be acknowledged.* Oh well, better late than never!]
[*Anthropomorphized Departments department]
A distant bell sounded, then another. In a moment the night was filled with them, hurrying high in the pelting rain. A deep sombre note [the largest bell in the area] dropped in among them, and sent them scattering like sparrows at a pool.