the dance of the ink riddled fingers

but every time he was about to form the words on his lips, his courage failed him.

Posted in he said she said, pin the tail on the love by enisea on 30/05/2010

“Oh, if only, he kept telling himself, if only he could do something tremendous like saving her life or rescuing her from a gang of armed thugs, if only he could perform some great feat that would make him a hero in her eyes. If only…

The trouble with Mrs Silver was that she gave all her love to somebody else, and that somebody was a small tortoise called Alfie.”

extract from Roald Dahl's ESIO TROT (1990). p.11-12
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: