The Friday 56

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.
*Post it.
*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.”



    1. 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.

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