I’m headed up to Boston tomorrow to attend my dear friend’s (and Kentuckian expat) Derby party. Convenient timing too, in that I just finished Common Ground.
In honor of this esteemed occasion, and the expected libations, I have a P.G. Wodehouse quote, primed and ready. Because of course I do.
From Summer Lightning, an exchange between Galahad Threepwood and the Butler, Beach.
“Have you ever tasted a mint-julep, Beach?”
“Not to my recollection, sir.”
“Oh, you’d remember all right if you had. Insidious things. They creep up on you like a baby sitter and slide their little hands into yours and the next thing you know the Judge is telling you to pay the clerk of the court fifty dollars.”