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    Саша Устюжанинаhas quoted2 years ago
    Parker would in all likelihood have done so; he was paid to detect and do nothing else, and neither his natural gifts nor his education (at Barrow-in-Furness Grammar School) prompted him to stray into side-tracks at the beck of an ill-regulated imagination. But to Lord Peter the world presented itself as an entertaining labyrinth of side-issues. He was a respectable scholar in five or six languages, a musician of some skill and more understanding, something of an expert in toxicology, a collector of rare editions, an entertaining man-about-town, and a common sensationalist. He had been seen at half-past twelve on a Sunday morning walking in Hyde Park in a top-hat and frock-coat, reading the News of the World. His passion for the unexplored led him to hunt up obscure pamphlets in the British Museum, to unravel the emotional history of income-tax collectors, and to find out where his own drains led to
    Verónica Díazhas quoted10 months ago
    As I thought,” he said. “No better from this side. But nobody minds. Nobody cares. Pathetic, that's what it is.”
    Verónica Díazhas quoted10 months ago
    Well, if you listen, Piglet, you'll hear it.”
    mich💟has quotedlast year
    We already see that more and more countries are looking for ways to become less dependent on the dollar and are setting up alternative financial and payments systems and reserve currencies
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted2 years ago
    He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish.
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted2 years ago
    In the first forty days a boy had been with him.
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted2 years ago
    which is the worst form of unlucky, and the boy had gone at their orders in another boat which caught three good fish the first week.
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted2 years ago
    The old man was thin and gaunt with deep wrinkles in the back of his neck.
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted2 years ago
    The brown blotches of the benevolent skin cancer the sun brings from its reflection on the tropic sea were on
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quoted2 years ago
    The blotches ran well down the sides of his face and his hands had the deep-creased scars from handling heavy fish on the cords.
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