A Suitable Boy: Two


These two quotes are just so. The first, perfectly symmetrical, the second, wonderful in every way… I dislike poetry, but adore poetic prose.

Being a bit of a layabout, he lay about a bit.

Mrs Mahesh Kapoor said nothing further. She would not change; he would not change; he knew that she would not change; she knew that he would not change; and each knew that the other knew this.