16 May 2014

Friday's Literary Feast

Quotes from The Virago Book of Food:  The Joy of Eating

BARBARA PYM
1913 - 1980

'I suppose old atheists seem less wicked and dangerous than young ones,' said Jane.  'One feels that there is something of the ancient Greeks in them.'
  Father Lomax, who evidently thought no such thing, let the subject drop and then somehow he and Nicholas were talking about parish matter, parochial church council meeting, Sunday school teachers and visiting preachers.  Jane lay back in her chair lost in thought, wondering about Mr. Mortlake and his friends.  Flora got up and quietly refilled the coffee cups, offering a plate of biscuits to Father Lomax.  But he refused them with an absent-minded wave of the hand.  Meat offered to idols, thought Flora scornfully, taking a biscuit herself and eating it.  Then, as nobody seemed to be taking any notice of her, she ate another and another until the clock struck ten...

Jane and Prudence



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