Saturday, January 14, 2012

Quote of the Week #1

Then, as at mention of the national hero, he thought that he detected in Mistress Polly's eyes an enthusiasm which he could not very well ascribe to his own individuality, he added with some pique:
"But they do say that this same Scarlet Pimpernel is mightily ill-favoured, and that's why no one ever sees him. They say he is fit to scare the crows away and that no Frenchy can look twice at his face, for it's so ugly, and so they let him get out of the country, rather than look at him again." 
The Elusive Pimpernel, chapter 4
Interesting idea, isn't it? Only.......... I don't think that Chauvelin or any of his colleagues would find that a good enough reason to not try to catch the Scarlet Pimpernel; some of the revolutionaries are probably mightily ill-favored too.  And as to the real man.......  Maybe the reason why they want to catch him is so that they can see a good-looking face for once. :P


Alexandra said...

Haha! Love that quote.

And as for the not-so-ill favored face...sink me, I couldn't agree more. *cough, cough* ;-)

Miss Dashwood said...

"So they can see a good-looking face for once..." MWAHAHAHAHA!