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some vile, careless, casual gook/ had spoiled the best thing in the book

On murder in the first degree
     The Law, I knew, is rigid:
Its attitude, if A kills B,
     To A is always frigid.
…Nevertheless, I deemed it best
And in the public interest
To buy a gun, to oil it well,
Inserting what is called a shell,
     And go and pot
     With sudden shot
     This printer who had printed ‘not’
     When I had written ‘now’.

– From “Printer’s Error” by P. G. Wodehouse

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2 Comments

  1. Anne wrote:

    I love Wodehouse 🙂

    Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 10:34 am | Permalink
  2. Me too! He is my very favouritest novelist. His poetry is pretty funny too.

    Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 12:07 pm | Permalink