Guess a Quote (10.29.12)

Congrats to Lady-in-Waiting for getting last week’s quote right. For everyone else, last week’s quote was the first line in Black Beauty.

Since we’re on a roll with classics, let’s try doing a quote from another classic. I want a lot of guesses on this one. I know a lot of y’all have read this one, and the quote isn’t too obscure. (Hint: It’s not the first line of the book!)

“The [blank], Mademoiselle,” he said at last “is the name of a humble English wayside flower; but it is also the name chosen to hide the identity of the best and bravest man in all the world, so that he may better succeed in accomplishing the noble task he has set himself to do.”

Last week’s quote was from Black Beauty. What is your favorite part of that story?

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  1. Melody

     /  October 29, 2012

    Ahh, The Scarlet Pimpernel… 🙂

  2. The Scarlet Pimpernel!

  3. Maiden-in-Waiting

     /  October 29, 2012

    I think you’ve located French Revolution historical fiction fans Leah!
    Post anything about “The Scarlet Pimpernel” and it’s like bees to honey! 😀

    My favorite character in Black Beauty is Merrylegs – not sure about scene or place. I know I don’t like Lady-what’s-her-name that uses the bearing reign… (haven’t read BB for a while – that’s one worth revisiting when I get the chance)

    Hi Melody! Still dancing?

    • I have noticed this trend. It is both fun and funny!

      It’s been a while since I read Black Beauty too, but I know I always hated the bearing reigns! I like the part of the story where Beauty is a cab horse.

  4. Maiden-in-Waiting

     /  October 29, 2012

    Here’s my quote contrabution (you all knew I couldn’t resist):

    “My dear ****” his lady said to him on day, “have you heard that Netherfield Park is let at last?” …. “What is his name?” “Bingley.” “Is he married or single?” “Oh single, to be sure my dear! A single man of large fortune; four or five thousand a year. What a fine thing for our girls!”


  5. Maiden-in-Waiting

     /  October 30, 2012

    Sorry Leah, I guess both of us need to brush up on our Dickens 😉

    Score, Melody! Yes, I’ve always enjoyed Pride and Prejudice, though I can’t stand their mother either! Coincedentally, I have a cousin named Elizabeth and one named Lydia and their last name is Bennett! Which is really rather ironic, because they’re as unlike their namesakes as you could be (though Lydia does have a penchent for drama, she’s NOT planning to flirtaciously elope any time soon)

    Have you read any other Jane Austin books Melody? Who’s ONE of your favorite characters in P&P? (I can never answer straight favorite questions, so I spared you 🙂 )
    For the shear hilarity of him, one of my favs is the illustrious Mr. Collins; but I’m also rather fond of cheerful Mr. Bingley. And sweet Georgiana Darcy. OK, so that’s THREE of my favorites… (told you I have trouble with those)

    Oh, and Leah, the name I took out was “Mr. Bennett” It’s not in the title, but I thought that it might’ve been just a little too obvious, so I omitted it for confusion’s sake 😀


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