Saturday, 18 October 2014

a glass of milk and a bun

If Henry hadn't been determined to quarrel he would have taken her out to lunch first, and now she would have to go and have a glass of milk and a bun in a creamery with a lot of other women who were having buns and milk, or Bovril, or milk with a dash of coffee, or a nice cup of tea. It was a most frightfully depressing thought, because one bun was going to make very little impression on her hunger, and she certainly couldn't afford any more.
Patricia Wentworth
The Case is Closed (1937)

Not my favourite Wentworth - that is perhaps
 The Case of William Smith or Lonesome Road?

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