Friday, December 30, 2005
'Cassandra; rather a pretty name. What kind of character is she?'
'She was sort of an advance-agent for calamities. To know her was to know the worst. Fortunately for the gaiety of the age she lived in, no one took her very seriously. Still, it must have been fairly galling to have her turning up after every catastrophe with a conscious air of "perhaps another time you'll believe what I say."'