Laughing Gas (for troubled times)

‘Haven’t you ever heard of Sister Lora Luella Stott?’ ‘No. Who is she?’ ‘She is the woman who is leading California out of the swamp of alcohol.’ ‘Good God!’ I could tell by Eggy’s voice that he was interested. ‘Is there a swamp of alcohol in these parts? What an amazing country America is. Talk about every modern convenience. Do you mean you can simply go there and lap?’ Laughing Gas (1936) We live in troubled times. Evelyn Waugh knew a thing or two when he said of Wodehouse: ‘He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may … Continue reading Laughing Gas (for troubled times)

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