—from The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge
Monday, March 19, 2012
Literary Lunes—Tea Party
Laying down the apple at which he was daintily nibbling, and with the fire of inspiration suddenly lighting up his whole face, he fixed his bright eyes upon the northwest corner of the ceiling and murmured under his breath, "Plum cake. Saffron cake. Cherry cake. Iced fairy cakes. Éclairs. Gingerbread. Meringues. Syllabub. Almond fingers. Rock cakes. Chocolate drops. Parkin. Cream horns. Devonshire splits. Cornish pasty. Jam sandwiches. Lemon curd sandwiches. Lettuce sandwiches. Cinnamon toast. Honey toast—"