Cowart's Common Room

"I think we might be lost," said Bertie "Do you know where we are, Daddy?"
"Have faith in your father, Bertie," said Stuart. "Any moment now we'll find ourselves at Flotterstone."
But they did not. They now found themselves gaining ground, and the path seemed to be changing direction.
"Shouldn't we turn back?" asked Bertie. "Wouldn't that be safer?"
"You should never turn back, Bertie," said Stuart. "What did Harry Lauder say? Keep right on to the end of the road. That's what he said, Bertie."
"But Mr Lauder was probably on the right road in the first place," said Bertie. "It's all right to keep right on to the end of the road if you're on the right road. Otherwise, it isn't."

Posted at 4th Oct 2010 - 08:25AM   Posted by Arosebyanyothername   AMS 3 Comments: 7

Faith's Avatar How true!

Posted by: Faith on 4th Oct 2010 at 09:25AM

Fennie's Avatar IndeedVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 4th Oct 2010 at 10:32AM

Frances's Avatar Wonder what Bertie would have made of Yogi Berra's advice, "When you come to a fork in the road, take it."


Posted by: Frances on 4th Oct 2010 at 02:47PM

Camilla's Avatar Very true indeed.!

Posted by: Camilla on 4th Oct 2010 at 05:45PM

Westerwitch's Avatar It is a bit like people who say that something is always in the last place that they looked . . . Well they would be pretty stupid to go on looking after they had found it Laughing

Posted by: Westerwitch on 4th Oct 2010 at 07:54PM

KittyB's Avatar Ahh, Bertie and his Daddy going fishing (or was it when they got lost after the fishing?) in The Importance of Being Seven by Alexander McCall Smith. I've just listened to the audio book with my son, and we are both entranced by Bertie (whom my sister says reminds her of my son somewhat!). It's such a funny book.

Posted by: KittyB on 4th Oct 2010 at 08:47PM

KittyB's Avatar Oh, just realised this is the third extract!
I haven't been around much lately... Embarassed
I'm glad to see you find the same bits funny as I do!

Posted by: KittyB on 4th Oct 2010 at 08:49PM

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