October 12, 2017


Fortunately his resources were considerable and his brain sufficiently astute to make good, in most years, the inroads which the tax gatherers made upon them. After him, of course, the Deluge, as he very fully recognised, but with reasonable good fortune he considered that private ownership would last out his time; at least in England where he had made his home; and so he continued to do all things on a scale suitable to a De Richleau, with the additional lavishness of one who had had a Russian mother, as far as the restrictions of twentieth-century democracy would allow.
-- Dennis Wheatley, The Devil Rides Out

Posted by Dr. Frank at October 12, 2017 03:49 PM