P.G. Wodehouse, The Manoeuvres of Charteris
, from Tales of St. Austin's
'I want something to read.'
'I'll bring you a Sidgwick's Greek Prose Composition, if you like. Full of racy stories.'
'I've read 'em, thanks.'
'How about Jebb's Homer? You'd like that. Awfully interesting. Proves that there never was such a man as Homer, you know, and that the Iliad and the Odyssey were produced by evolution. General style, quietly funny. Make you roar.'
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