Sam the Sudden – Quotes

I have always been particularly fond of this one.

PGW (from the Introduction)

That waste-paper basket over there has been in my office only four days, and already it knows more about the export and import business than you would learn if you stayed here fifty years.

John B Pynsent (to Sam) – Chapter 1

DEAR SAM – You will doubtless be surprised, Sam, to learn that I have borrowed your money.  Dear Sam, I will send it back tomorrow a.m. prompt.  Nothing can beat that wipet, Sam, so I have borrowed your money.

Trusting this finds you in the pink,

Yrs Obedtly,

C  TODHUNTER

Note found by Sam in his otherwise empty wallet – Chapter 3

DEAR BRADDER – You will doubtless be surprised to learn that I have borrowed your money. I will return it in God’s good time.  Meanwhile, as Sir Philip Sidney said to the wounded soldier, my need is greater than yours.

Trusting this finds you in the pink,

Yrs Obedtly,

S  SHOTTER

Note left by Sam in Willoughby Braddock’s bedroom – Chapter 10
(and showing that a lack of knowledge of history is no bar to plagiarism)