“For worse, far worse to me than John’s assaults on my ears, the primary sounds so to speak, were the secondary ones: the gigglings, whisperings and chokings of Larry and the Contessa across the table, too intimate to break into, too murmured to penetrate. For a woman with as piercing a shriek as the one the Contessa normally employed for her conversations, her soft register was remarkable. It required every ounce of my agonized concentration to decipher on-tenth of the words. She was apparently inviting Larry to a gas-chamber. “It will be enormous,” she whispered. “Oh yes, I intend to kill off a-very-one. Hundreds of them. Oh three or four hundred at least. Do come. In some minutes now I will give you the address.””
The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy p 78.
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!