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ETHEL MAY DELL
English short story writer and novelist
(1881 - 1939)
  CHECK READING LIST (4)  

Biddy Maloney stood at the window of her mistress's bedroom, and surveyed the world with eyes of stern disapproval.
      - Greatheart (pt. I, ch. 1)
        [Books (First Lines)]

"Fight? I'll fight you with pleasure, but I shall probably kill you if I do. Do you want to be killed?"
      - The Bars of Iron (prologue)
        [Books (First Lines)]

It was certainly not Caesar's fault.
      - The Bars of Iron (pt. I, ch. 1)
        [Books (First Lines)]

"My dear Maud, I hope I am not lacking in proper pride. But it is an accepted--though painful--fact that beggars cannot be choosers."
      - The Hundredth Chance (pt. 1, ch. 1)
        [Books (First Lines)]

A great roar of British voices pierced the jewelled curtain of the Indian night. A toast with musical honours was being drunk in the sweltering dining-room of the officers' mess. The enthusiastic hubbub spread far, for every door and window was flung side. Though the season was yet in its infancy, the heat was intense.
      - The Lamp in the Desert (pt. 1, ch. 1)
        [Books (First Lines)]


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