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250 pages, Hardcover
First published October 1, 1930
“النساء تلاحظ لاشعوريا ألاف التفاصيل الدقيقة، دون علمهن بفعلتهن تلك. عقلهن الباطن يُجمّع تلك الأشياء الصغيرة معا- وتكون النتيجة هي الحدس 'الحاسة السادسة'.”
“الشباب الصغير يظنون الكبار حمقي... لكن الكبار يعرفون ان الشباب الصغير حمقي.”
“The young people think the old people are fools — but the old people know the young people are fools.”
“There is no detective in England equal to a spinster lady of uncertain age with plenty of time on her hands.”
“I often wonder why the whole world is so prone to generalise. Generalisations are seldom if ever true and are usually utterly inaccurate.”
“We think with horror now of the days when we burnt witches. I believe the day will come when we will shudder to think that we ever hanged criminals.”
There is no detective in England equal to a spinster lady of uncertain age with plenty of time on her hands.
“Was bad language used?” asked Colonel Melchett.
“It depends on what you call bad language.”
“Could you understand it?” I asked.
“Of course I could understand it.”
“Then it couldn’t have been bad language,” I said.
Mrs. Price Ridley looked at me suspiciously.
“A refined lady,” I explained, “is naturally unacquainted with bad language.”
“What are you doing this afternoon, Griselda?”
“My duty,” said Griselda. “My duty as the Vicaress. Tea and scandal at four thirty.”