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Date Posted: Sat, March 11 2017, 5:29:32
Author: Swarl
Subject: QOTD for Saturday, March 11, 2017 The following quote is taken from Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon, Ch.23. In Which Mrs. Figg Takes A Hand, Copyright 2014 by Diana Gabaldon All Rights Reserved.


Jamie got a hand under the gun just as it went off in a puff of black smoke, the crack of the firing simultaneous with the explosion of a china figure on the mantelpiece.
Pardloe sat frozen for an instant, then – very carefully – reached up and removed a large shard of porcelain from his hair.
“Mr. Fraser, “ he said, in a voice that was almost steady. “Your servant, sir.”
“Your most obedient, Your Grace, “ Jamie replied, suffering an insane urge to laugh, and kept from it only by the sure knowledge that his sister would immediately reload and shoot him at point-blank range if he did. “I see ye’re acquainted with my sister, Mrs. Murray.”
“Your – dear lord, she is.” Pardloe’s eyes had flicked back and forth between their faces, and he now drew a long, slow breath. “Is your entire family given to irascibility?”
“We are, Your Grace, and I thank ye for the compliment, “

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[> I just loved this part of the book! It makes me laugh every time I read it. -- TheresaB., Sat, March 11 2017, 5:41:34

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[> Best meet-up ever!!! These two men have the most awesome sense of humor and life in general!! Thanks for this week of quotes!! -- LisaW, Sat, March 11 2017, 7:12:49

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[> This one made me smile. -- LadyDuBois, Sat, March 11 2017, 7:49:53

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[> I do hope they all manage to be friends after the war is over. -- Susannah, Sat, March 11 2017, 8:38:07

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[> 😝this passage made me smile -- Aussiewench, Mon, March 13 2017, 12:59:43

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