August 26, 2010


"Twenty-three years ago I fed these identical ducks with these identical sandwiches."
"Ten years ago, I too fed them to bursting point."
"And ten and twenty years hence the same ducks and the same undergraduates will share the same ritual feast, and the ducks will bite the undergraduates' fingers as they have just bitten mine.  How fleeting are all human passions compared with the massive continuity of ducks."

--Lord Peter Wimsey to Miss Harriet Vane, Gaudy Night

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