The Friday 56 is a bookish meme hosted by Freda’s Voice.
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Link up at Freda’s site
Today’s sentence(s) come from A Kiss for Cinderella by J.M. Barrie.
“DR. BODIE: …Kick away, Dick, but you needn’t pretend that you have no faith in me as a medical man; for when you are really ill you always take the first train down here. In your heart I am the only doctor you believe in.
MR. BODIE: Stuff, Nellie.”
hahaha, sounds like a fun read 🙂 great line!
It is fun but the fun often has a more serious undertone. It is after all a play about the poorest of the poor surviving a long winter in London during WWI. 🙂
That was a great Friday 56 sentence!
Well I guess he set him straight. I really should read more of Barrie’s books.
Actually, Mr. Bodie is speaking to his sister, Dr. Bodie or as he insists on calling her MISS. Bodie.
Mr. Bodie is extremely annoyed that Miss. Bodie has become a doctor, a very ‘un’-womanly thing to do. Even Barrie seems to feel apologetic for creating the character of Dr. Bodie and spends much time telling us how she must be reminded of her true identity, being a woman, even though she is a doctor. This is one of the black spots on an otherwise very good book.
I love Barrie, he is amazing!! And the 56 made me laugh. Hope you have a great weekend! Hop on over if you have the time:
Juli @ Universe in Words
Thanks! A Kiss for Cinderella is one of my favourite plays. Glad the quote made you laugh.
Hope you have a great weekend too! 🙂
Fascinating…thanks for sharing!
Here’s MY FRIDAY MEMES POST and
You’re welcome! 🙂
love Peter Pan and Wendy and am sure I should read this book too soon..thanks for sharing
You’re welcome! Very few people seem to know that Barrie wrote a string of popular plays in the early 20th century. A Kiss for Cinderella is just one of them. 🙂