Thursday, August 1, 2013

One-liners: a twist on snippets


Wherein I have gathered the best single-lines of The Baby for your enjoyment, rather than the ungainly chunks so often presented:

"Sometimes Jamsie could be the most annoying thing."

" 'What a hash. What a horrid, mealy, bungled hash.' "

" 'Just goes to show you what you get when you leave your precious baby in the care of a kitchen maid. Darn her red hair.' "

" 'Worried? Course I'm worried.' It wasn't exactly a falsehood."

" 'Kidnapping used to be as common a profession as farming. It might be coming back in style.' "

"She shrieked, somehow hearing her voice gobbled up by Richmond's twin yell, and felt the plunge."

" 'We had better go then. Off to The Castle--and my uncommon doom.' "

" 'Ahhhh...T-O-A-S-T-A-N-D-T-E-A--that's th'way to spell 'Darrow-Dwelling, your majesty.' "

" 'And has the kingdom gone to ruin without its mail?' "

" 'Did my napkin startle you, lad? Your nerves play a high pitch.' "

"Richmond shot a pea across the room."

"A law against laughter couldn't possibly be a useful law."

"Starling craned her neck to get a last look at the sleeping baby--fat as a pan of sweet-buns left to rise in the sun-shine."

"Starling hid herself behind a potted rosebush and hoped she looked something like a topiary."

3 comments:

Bree Holloway said...

Ah, love it! These are all great, Rachel, but I especially love the last one. ;)

Miss Dashwood said...

"Did my napkin startle you?" DID MY NAPKIN STARTLE YOU. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I LOVE IT.

Elizabeth Rose said...

"Just goes to show you what you get when you leave your precious baby in the care of a kitchen maid. Darn her red hair."

Oh Rachel, I love the way you write. ^.^