Charles Ryder, Marchmain family
Thoughtful and moving, this is Waugh at his very very best. Not a humorous read.
"I have been here before," I said; I had been there before; first with Sebastian more than twenty years ago on a cloudless day in June, when the ditches were creamy with meadowsweet and the air heavy with all the scents of summer; it was a day of peculiar splendour, and though I ad been there so often, in so many moods, it was to that first visit that my heart returned on this, my latest.
'You're looking unusually cheerful today,' said the second-in-command.
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