Saturday, July 1, 2017

How had Adam Prince deceived the ladies? Excerpt from Barbara Pym's A Few Green Leaves.




"Tom permitted himself a faint smile. 'I must see if I can't do something about ordering a better wine,' he said.

'It shouldn't be too difficult to pull the wool over your treasurer's eyes,' said Adam.

'Yes, a splendid woman. I suppose I might do that.'

'Ladies are easily deceived on some matters,' said Adam. 'I used to find it not too difficult.'

Tom felt he ought to leave at this point and got up to go, wondering in what way Adam Prince had deceived ladies."

Excerpt from page 28 of Barbara Pym's A Few Green Leaves, E.P. Dutton

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