The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium

The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium

Gerald Durrell

Language: English

Pages: 194

ISBN: 0006363121

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

The Picnic and Suchlike Pandemonium

Gerald Durrell

Language: English

Pages: 194

ISBN: 0006363121

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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he said, ‘I am apologetic. We cannot give you grilled tomatoes. Anything else you want, we do, but grilled tomatoes, no.’ ‘Why not?’ asked Larry, in a spirit of curiosity. ‘Because the grill in the kitchen it is broken. You see,’ he added by way of explanation, ‘it is the maiden voyage.’ ‘It seems the most unmaidenly voyage to me,’ commented Leslie. ‘Tell me,’ enquired Larry, ‘why was the waiter trying to grill on that stove?’ ‘The boy very stupid,’ said the Purser. ‘We have only

Woods’ crashed out and the gasping, panting, sweating dancers left the floor. Mother, crumpled and purple in the face, was half carried back to our table by the beaming Captain. She sank into her chair, too breathless to speak, and fanned herself with her handkerchief. ‘The waltz is a very good dance,’ said the Captain, gulping his ouzo. ‘And it is not only a good dance but it is good exercise also for all the muscles.’ He seemed oblivious to the fact that Mother, gasping, and with congested

gastronomic experience. Only once did I doubt this incomparable volume. Only once did I think – for a brief moment – that, in its zeal to leave no gastronomic stone unturned, the Mich might have overstepped the canons of good behaviour. This was some years ago when I was paying my annual pilgrimage to a small house I have in the South of France, to which I repair to try to pretend that Alexander Bell has never invented the telephone and to get some writing done. That year Europe had crept out

valued and sold by a Paris firm: that is simple. But the most valuable thing in the house is the library. This is where you come in, Peter. Would you be willing to go down and catalogue and value the books for me. Then I can arrange for them to be stored until I can build an extension to my library to house them?’ ‘Of course I will,’ I said. ‘With the greatest of pleasure. You just tell me when you want me to come.’ ‘I shall not be with you, you’ll be quite alone,’ Gideon warned. ‘I am a

soon as his wife is out of danger, and I, myself, will return in about four weeks’ time. By then you should have finished your task.’ ‘Easily,’ I said. ‘In fact, if I get it done before then I will send you a telegram.’ ‘Seriously, Peter,’ he said, taking my hand, ‘I am really most deeply in your debt for what you are doing. I shall not forget it.’ ‘Rubbish, my friend,’ I said. ‘It gives me great pleasure to be of service to you.’ I stood in the doorway of the house, the dog panting by my

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