Strange crime

It was partly the raven colour of the pine-woods; but partly also an indescribable atmosphere almost described in Scott’s great tragedy; the smell of something that died in the eighteenth century; the smell of dank gardens and broken urns, of wrongs that will never now be righted; of something that is none the less incurably … Weiterlesen …

Bad imitation of kindness

Mr. Lever was torn in two. He was a kind man, and had also that bad imitation of kindness, the dislike of any difficulty or scene. g. K. Chesterton, The innocence of father Brown: the queer Feet, Bloomsbury Books London