January 23rd, 2009

Writer, slash thyself

"He had gone on regarding Ticker steadily, with a leap of inspection that passed the bounds of custom, and of comfort. Ticker grew embarrassed, and had to resist the temptation to shift uneasily. The old boy became aware of the awkwardness. His face relaxed into a smile that was friendly, and reassuring."

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"I have never found in war that the married officer is less redoubtable than the single man : rather the other way, in fact."

OK, the second one is slightly out of context.