Wednesday, August 31, 2016
From The Diary of a Nobody, by George and Weedon Grossmith
'He seemed quite affected, so I turned to look at something else and stood in front of a portrait of a jolly-looking middle-aged gentleman, with a red face and a straw hat. I said to Mr. Finsworth: 'Who is this jovial-looking gentleman? Life doesn't seem to trouble him much.' Mr. Finsworth said: 'No, it doesn't. He is dead too -- my brother.'"
From Chapter 19