Picadilly Jim Quotes

Wodehouse, P. G.
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Architects, confronted with it, reel and throw up their hands defensively, and even the lay observer has a sense of shock.
-- Narrator (The Red-Haired Girl)

Importance: This quote refers to the Petts’ mansion. Its exterior is ostentatious and an eyesore in the prestigious neighborhood it is located. It is extremely noticeable which is why Mrs Pett had insisted on owning it.

He had not contemplated the possibility of actually doing anything. Nature had made him out of office hours essentially a passive organism, and it was his tendency, when he found himself in a sea of troubles, to float plaintively, not to take arms against it.
-- Narrator (The Red-Haired Girl)

Importance: This is a description of Mr Pett’s character and his reaction to the newspaper article on his wife’s nephew. His wife demands that something be done but he is not a man of action. He is portrayed as a very timid man that does nothing to stand...

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