Friday, 27 March 2015

Livers of fat geese. There's a pie!

"Now, look here!" he said. "In this paper," which was nicely folded, "is a piece of the best plum-cake that can be got for money — sugar on the outside an inch thick, like fat on mutton chops. Here's a little pie (a gem this is, both for size and quality), made in France. And what do you suppose it's made of? Livers of fat geese. There's a pie! Now let's see you eat 'em." 
"Thank you, sir," I replied; "thank you very much indeed, but I hope you won't be offended — they are too rich for me." 
"Floored again!" said the gentleman, which I didn't at all understand, and threw them both out of window.
Bleak House (1853) 
Charles Dickens