By P. G. Wodehouse, C. H. Bovill
"Please, sir, it's approximately my salary." His age used to be twenty-two and his identify was once Roland Bleke. Mr. Fineberg, at his notice, drew himself jointly a lot as a British sq. at Waterloo should have drawn itself jointly on the sight of a squadron of cuirassiers. "Salary?" he cried. "What approximately it? What's the problem with it? You get it, don't you?" "Yes, sir, yet --" "Well? Don't stand there like an fool. what's it?" "It's too much." Mr. Fineberg's mind reeled. It was once unbelievable that the millennium can have arrived with a jerk; however, he had enormously heard one in all his clerks whinge that his wage used to be too huge. . . .
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She was wearing a yellow wedding dress, with no veil or train, and had turned to see me just as I was passing the front row of pews, carrying the wedding rings on a small velvet pillow. I don’t believe I so much as glanced at my father. I saw only this new woman whom my father had hidden away until now from everyone, who had dark, dark hair, pale skin, and a dropped eyelid that, on closer view, made her terribly beautiful. My new stepmother, Rhoda, untied the ring for my father with thin white fingers.
Roy didn’t know what to say so he didn’t say anything. He didn’t know how anything would be. They hiked back down to the cabin then, through a sweet and bitter smell coming from one of the plants, a smell that reminded Roy of his childhood in Ketchikan. In California he had thought all the time of Ketchikan and rain forest and had formed an image in his imaginings and in his boastings to his friends of a wild and mysterious place. But put back into it, the air was colder and the plants were lush but still only plants and he wondered how they would pass the time.
So then we were both crying. After a while, however, even that seemed funny. “What a stupid, stupid man,” my mother said, laughing. “You’re never going to marry anyone else,” I said. She stared out the sliding glass door. “I mean, come on,” she said. ” In early fall, post-Merril, when my mother wasn’t dating anyone, when it was just the two of us, I broke into our own house. I had left the key hanging in my locker at school. We didn’t have a spare hidden under the welcome mat anymore, and my mother rarely made it home before 6 or 7.