Now, about Markham V. Reynolds (Junior). Your questions regarding that gentleman are very delicate, very subtle, very much like being smacked in the head with a mallet. Am I in love with him? What kind of a question is that? It’s a tuba among the flutes, and I expect better of you.
— Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society