Friday, March 13, 2015

Lagniappe: No Room to Swing a Cat

Mrs. Crupp had indignantly assured him that there wasn't room to swing a cat there; but, as Mr. Dick justly observed to me, sitting down on the foot of the bed, nursing his leg, "You know, Trotwood, I don't want to swing a cat. I never do swing a cat. Therefore, what does that signify to ME!"
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield
I have since moved on to Dombey and Son, but this was so amusing that I copied it into my quote journal. And having made my way to it, I wanted to share it. Dickens has some of the most amusing characters and dialogue of anyone.

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