Brideshead Revisited (2)

Brideshead Revisited

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“She leaned forward to the locker for a box of cigarettes.

“No, thanks.”

“Light one for me, will you?”

It was the first time in my life that anyone had asked this of me, and as I took the cigarette from my lips and put it in hers, I caught a thin bat’s squeak of sexuality, inaudible to any but me.”

  • Evelyn Waughn – Brideshead Revisited

Brideshead Revisited

Brideshead Revisited

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“Here at the age of thirty-nine I began to be old. I felt stiff and weary in the evenings and reluctant to go out of camp; I developed proprietary claims to certain chairs and newspapers; I regularly drank three glasses of gin before dinner, never more or less, and went to bed immediatley after the nine o’clock news. I was always awake and fretful an hour before reveille.”

  • Evelyn Waugh – Brideshead Revisited