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Date Posted: Tue, March 12 2024, 19:25:10
Author: CindyG
Subject: QOTD for Wednesday, March 13, 2024

The following quote is from Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 25, “Enter a Serpent.” Copyright ©️ 1997 by Diana Gabaldon, all rights reserved.

“There had luckily been enough sewage in the bottom of the pit to break his fall. From appearances, the ninth Earl of Ellesmere had landed facedown. Lord John stood for a moment on the path, wiping his hands on his breeches and surveying the encrusted object before him. He rubbed the back of a hand over his mouth, trying either to hide a smile or to stifle his sense of smell.
Then his shoulders started to shake.
‘What news from the Underworld, Persephone?’ he said, unable to keep the quaver of laughter out of his voice.
A pair of slanted eyes looked blue murder out of the mask of filth obscuring his Lordship’s features. It was a thoroughly Fraser expression, and I felt a qualm go through me at the sight. By my side, Ian gave a sudden start. He glanced quickly from the Earl to Jamie and back, then he caught my eye and his own face went perfectly and unnaturally blank.”

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[> This really was hysterical and so much fun to see Lord John and Jamie share the laugh and the reference to Persephone. -- Kathy in PA, Thu, March 14 2024, 16:46:14

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[> [> It definitely cut through the tension! -- kgp, Fri, March 15 2024, 8:34:20

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