~ Ransom note arrives!

Discussion in 'General Fitness' started by Twittering One, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. So, like, know!
    Leonardo,
    Yes, still unfound ~
    But O alas, a ransom noted arrived
    via
    E ~ male. Need help
    Locating said canine napper
    As well, that Maltese Dog ~
    Last sited disembarking,
    Somewhere near the Holland
    Tunnel or chunnel, or
    Just see ~ Chapter 9.
    A wagging tail that rhymes.
    [Now where's my peppermint
    Chimes?]

    Patricia Highsmith
    A Dog's Ransom

    Long out of print, this Highsmith classic
    resurfaces with a vengeance.

    "The great revival of interest in Patricia Highsmith
    continues with the publication of this novel
    that will give dog owners nightmares
    for years to come. With an eerie simplicity of style,
    Highsmith turns our next-door
    neighbors into sadistic psychopaths, lying in wait
    among white picket fences and manicured lawns.
    In A Dog's Ransom, Highsmith blends
    a savage humor with brilliant social satire
    in this dark tale of a highminded
    criminal who hits a wealthy Manhattan couple
    where it hurts the most
    when he kidnaps their beloved poodle.
    This work attesets to Highsmith's reputation as
    'the poet of apprehension'
    (Graham Greene)."


    Patricia Highsmith is the author of such classics as
    Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley.
    She died in 1995 in Locarno, Switzerland.

    http://www.wwnorton.com/catalog/spring02/032336.htm

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  2. “My dear Herr Medicinalrath,” said Edwin,
    “your master work has been performed on me.
    Mother Nature, who may well fear you
    since you irreverently pry into her most sacred secrets
    and scan all her little weaknesses as through a microscope,
    seems, at your command, to have once more
    taken pity upon me, and granted me sleep.
    All else will follow as a matter of course;
    at least I already feel a truly wolfish appetite.
    If you allow me, Doctor,
    I’ll only put on the most necessary articles of clothing,
    and go to breakfast at once, to relieve Balder,
    who I see has again waited for me.”

    “Probatum est,” laughed the doctor,
    pocketing his watch. “I was perfectly well aware,
    that for brains like yours, there is no better narcotic
    than a mixture of folly, noise, and tights,
    we men of the world swallow
    to excite us.”

    ~ Paul Heyse,
    From “The Children of the World,”
    Worthington Co., New York, 1890
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