Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: The Indiscretions of Archie

"He looked like a horse with a secret sorrow. He coughed three times, like a horse who, in addition to a secret sorrow, had contracted asthma."

-- The Indiscretions of Archie by P. G. Wodehouse.  I chose this teaser because it is a good example of what makes Wodehouse funny. He comes up with funny descriptions -- a horse with a secret sorrow. No one says that, but it seems perfect when you read it. And then the poor man becomes a horse with a secret sorrow with asthma. It's silly. But it's funny too.

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.

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