Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Slumkey v. Fizkin
Charles Dickens, Pickwick Papers
, Chap. XIII:
'Slumkey for ever!' roared the honest and independent.
'Slumkey for ever!' echoed Mr Pickwick, taking off his hat.
'No Fizkin!' roared the crowd.
'Certainly not!' shouted Mr Pickwick.
'Hurrah!' And then there was another roaring, like that of a whole menagerie when the elephant has rung the bell for the cold meat.
'Who is Slumkey?' whispered Mr Tupman.
'I don't know,' replied Mr Pickwick, in the same tone. 'Hush. Don't ask any questions. It's always best on these occasions to do what the mob do.'
'But suppose there are two mobs?' suggested Mr Snodgrass.
'Shout with the largest,' replied Mr Pickwick.