Thursday, December 25, 2014

`This One Gift of Parsimonious Nature'

“Mr. Pinfold was a good sailor. Only once in a war which had been largely spent bucketing about in various sorts of boat, had he ever been seasick and on that occasion most of the naval crew had been prostrate also. Mr. Pinfold, who was neither beautiful nor athletic, cherished this one gift of parsimonious Nature.” 

[Evelyn Waugh, The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold, Chap. 3, “An Unhappy Ship,” 1957.]

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