Chapter: The Ghastly Ordeal of Timothy Cavendish
Scene: T. Cavendish, publisher, is at a bar with author Dermot Hoggins, when Hoggins, drunk and doleful, sees Felix Finch, a critic who had savaged Higgins’ fictional memoir. Hoggins sidles up alongside Finch, grabs him by his lapels, and tosses him over the 12-story balcony railing. Murderer. What does he do next? He saunters over to a table and…
Sentence: “He selected a Belgian cracker adorned with Biscay anchovies and parsley drizzled with sesame oil.”
Is it just me, or is that a perfect ruddy sentence? I’ll have you know that I’ve tried memorizing it—without success. Probably because I’ve never tasted a Biscay anchovie. Still, what a delectable sentence!