Good sleuthing Mrs G. well done, my first thought too.
Hmm very interesting one in reply....
"Perfection is a full stop .... Ever the climbing but never the attaining Of the mountain top." W.G.
Good one, Ross. I think your quote comes from The Loving Cup, Book 2 chapter 6. Unwin Trevaunance speaking of Selina Pope to George Warleggan.
The type of sentence one would automatically think of applying to Ross when spoken by his arch enemy.
How about this one:
'Brandy or port. To wash down this stuff.' Ross stared at her like a cobra. 'You know what strong drink is?'
Blimey - and I thought I'd picked a toughie! I agree, Ross, I don't remember individual lines from the books that well, more Graham's prose. I remember the series practically line by line though! Lol!
Haven't had time to look into this properly but like the enjoyable Word game once things get going and warming up it sticks at the back of your mind until you have to do something about it !
Normally I tend to remember the stories and characters in relation to each other rather than individual lines, so had to start from Ross' unusually sombre and quiet tone with Demelza meaning that it could be somewhere around the morbid throat and Julia time. So last page in Book 2 Demelza.
How true and typical of him, George thought. "You found the lady at home ?"
Ha ha, Pint O, I got that one straight away but will wait (hopefully) for someone else to identify it!
Okay - let's try this one...
Ross was silent, 'I believe yours is the only wisdom, Demelza,' he said at length.
Yes you are quite right - it is from Warleggan and although he didn't stop her wedding from going ahead, Elizabeth did have something to think about after Ross' visit!
Yes, Pint o', do please pick one.
Just back in circulation after a hectic 3 weeks.
Look forward to seeing your choice!
When I first read the quote, I thought it must be something to do with Ross returning home after Elizabeth's death, but I couldn't find it. So then I thought it was Ross returning home after Jeremy's death...wrong again!! I have it now though! It's from Warleggan, Book Three, Chapter Five, when Ross has read Elizabeth's letter saying that she is going to marry George. It's when he's leaving to go to Trenwith to 'stop' Elizabeth from marrying George, and what a good job he did too!! Do I get to pick one now?
Yes definitely a great idea now I can't get the sentence out of my head....
Great idea Mrs G.
This quote definitely rings a bell... now you've got me thinking...
This is a light-hearted amusement to dip into whilst we are all waiting for news of That Series and in fact for the series itself to appear. Almost half-way through this year already - where does time go?
Below is a sentence from one of the 12 books. It should start us off. What we need is the book, chapter and section it is taken from and the first to post the answer can then post their own sentence. Obviously we do not want it to be too obscure, so perhaps it should include who speaks the line or to whom it is spoken. I am not sure if pure prose will work, so perhaps stick to spoken lines at least to begin with. Maybe later, we could go 'up a level' if it takes off.
Here is an extra clue to begin with. It is night, at this time of the year.
"I'm here, Ross," said Demelza, coming out from the shadows of the stable.