Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Quote of the Day

The next day my mother was back on the attack again. "Have you seen the paper? Clapping people into jail without trial, that's the next thing in South Africa-"
"Yes, but they're hardly likely to clap the girls into jail," said Aunt Nan. "That sort of thing would wreck the tourist trade. It couldn't possibly happen to Alison."
"Not to Alison, I dare say," said My mother. But what about Dizzy? You know Dizzy. You must admit that Dizzy has an infinite capacity for getting into strange situations."
"I couldn't agree more," said Dizzy's mother. "But not actually into prison, I'm certain."

From NOTHING HAPPENED AFTER ALL, Chapter 1, The Chance of a Lifetime.