THREE MEN IN A TUB Quote #1

“We had knocked those three old gentlemen off their chairs … and they were now slowly and painfully sorting themselves out from each other, and picking fish off themselves; and as they worked, they cursed us — not with a common cursory curse, but with long, carefully-thought-out curses that embraced the whole of our career, and went away into the distant future, and included all our relations, and covered everything connected with us — good, substantial curses.”

Jerome K Jerome
Three Men in a Tub, ch XII