By P. G. Wodehouse
Who can overlook our cherished gentleman's own gentleman, Jeeves, who ever involves the rescue while the hapless Bertie Wooster falls into hassle. My guy Jeeves is certain to thrill someone with a style for pithy buffoonery, moronic misunderstandings, gaffes, and aristocratic slapstick.
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Hmm, perhaps you could have coordinated it a bit better, but you have at least expressed the main ideas. Now it's her turn. She smiles. She has dimples. She is even more attractive to you. She says: "Ah, indeed, I was so anxious to read a good book. Right at the beginning, this one, no, but then it began to appeal to me.... Such a rage when I saw it broke off. And it wasn't that author. It did seem right away a bit different from his other books. And it was really Bazakbal. He's good, though, this Bazakbal.
Yes, envy. I am looking from the outside at the life of an ordinary evening in an ordinary little city, and I realize I am cut off from ordinary evenings for God knows how long, and I think of thousands of cities like this, of hundreds of thousands of lighted places where at this hour people allow the evening's darkness to descend and have none of the thoughts in their head that I have in mine; maybe they have other thoughts that aren't at all enviable, but at this moment I would be willing to trade with any one of them.
Don't let them fool you. Explain clearly the situation. "No, actually I don't really give a damn about that Calvino any more. I started the Polish one and it's the Polish one I want to go on with. " "If that's what you prefer. Just a moment ago, another customer, a young lady, came in with the same problem, and she also wanted to exchange her book for the Polish. There, you see that pile of Bazakbal on the counter, right under your nose? " "Listen. At this point I'm not swearing to anything. If the most respected publishing firms make such a muddle, you can't trust anything any more.
My Man Jeeves (Jeeves, Book 1) by P. G. Wodehouse