Wednesday, April 2, 2008

April 2, 2008

The Little Friend, by Donna Tartt

p. 191: From the ages of four to seven, Pemberton had eaten no food but chocolate pie: moreover (it was stressed, grimly) a special kind of chocolate pie, which called for condensed milk and all sorts of costly ingredients … the aunts still talked about an occasion when Pem – a guest of Robin’s – had refused lunch at Libby’s house, beating on the table with his fists (“like King Henry the Eighth”) demanding chocolate pie. (“Can you imagine? ‘Mama gives me chocolate pie.’)

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