[LMB] a Milesian moment, of sorts
Marty L. Adkins
adkinslawfirm at mindspring.com
Mon, 16 Dec 2002 23:08:16 -0500
I was rereading Heyer's _The Foundling_ tonight [one of my very
favorites--yum!], when, at the end of chapter 23, the irascible uncle is
discussing the hero, a short, slim young man, and says, "The boy has not
managed so ill! I own, I had not thought he had so much resolution! I
begin to have hopes of him. I should not be at all surprised if he turns
out to be as good a man as his father. It is a thousand pities he is so
undersized, but you may have noticed that he has his own dignity."
"I have frequently noticed it, sir" replies the tall, dark, dashing,
slightly older, fiercely-devoted-but-careful-not-to-show-it, cousin serving
in the military.
We've noticed it too.
Jerrie, who liked the main character well enough, but wouldn't have at all
minded seeing more of the cousin. :)