Professional

“Is life extinct, Doctor?” I asked. I had heard the phrase on a wireless program about Philip Odell, the private eye, and thought it sounded much more professional than “Is she dead?”

I knew that she was, of course, but I liked to have my own observations confirmed by a professional.

“Yes,” Dr. Darby said, “she’s dead.”

(from I am half-sick of shadows by Alan Bradley)

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Enjoying some Flavia de Luce on this Tuesday evening.

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