excerpt from 'Starting from Victoria' pp. 98 (154 words)

excerpt from 'Starting from Victoria' pp. 98 (154 words)

part of

Starting from Victoria

original language

urn:iso:std:iso:639:ed-3:eng

in pages

98

type

text excerpt

encoded value

The first time I tasted olives was many years ago and my introduction was a complete failure. I found the one I had in my mouth impossible to swallow and when no-one was looking slipped it into the handkerchief I was wearing in my breast pocket and forgot about it. I must explain that I was there with three other members of our [male voice] quartet and we had been engaged professionally, an invitation to dinner thrown in. When the time to perform arrived we all trooped on to the platform and sang a serious quartet, and as an encore chose a humorous one where at one part we had to pull a handkerchief smartly from our breast pockets and pretend to weep. You can guess what happened. The olive I had concealed in my handkerchief went sailing across the room and after hitting a lady on the nose, fell into a wine glass. 

appears in search results as

excerpt from 'Starting from Victoria' pp. 98 (154 words)

1532091583135:

reported in source

1532091583135

documented in
Page data computed in 316 ms with 1,527,448 bytes allocated and 35 SPARQL queries executed.