[DWJ] Widdy's Subjects

Minnow minnow at belfry.org.uk
Wed Jun 20 06:42:37 EDT 2007

>--- Sally Odgers <sodgers at iinet.net.au> wrote:

and Rosie rightly replied:

>> "Eels, what are eels? Fish I think, or are they reptiles... Anyway,
>> just
>> part of natural history."
>Arthur Ransome, Secret Water. I think it's Daisy speaking.

Ach, of course.

So can anyone now tell me what the Flanders and Swann thing is that is not
too dissimilar?  I'm fairly sure that somewhere in their work there is a
comment about something being 'just part of Natural History'.


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