Assigned reading (1+ par  plus 102 notes) [secondary] [McH] [*]
FDV: " Malingerer, what have you done with all the baskets of stewed fruit, the dishfuls of cooked vegetables, the bags of poached eggs you cozened out of charitable kitchens by piping your eye & saying as how you suffered from mal de siecle. Is it not a fact (contradict me, cakeater!) that"
FDV2: "& the virgin heir of Claremorns, eh, blethering ape?  Malingerer
out of work, what have you done with all the babyprams of stewed fruit,
the dishfuls of cooked vegetables, the bags of coddled eggs you cozened
out of charitable kitchens by piping your eye & howling as how you
suffered no end from chicken's gapes & mal de siecle. Where are the
little apples we lock up in the little drawer? Where is that little
alimony nestegg for our predictable rainy day? Is it not the fact
(gainsay me, cakeater!) that"