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Quotation of the Day for May 31, 2010
"The Panthers' Table had been formed some twenty years before, with the not unworthy aim of popularising the consumption of alcohol and promoting gentlemanly friendship.
"The Panthers were expected to drink daily and diligently, whether they could hold their drink or not. Akos had been a member once himself, at the very beginning, when the Table was first founded. But he had suddenly grown old, 'soured', as the others complained, and no longer paid them any attention. Many more had fallen by the wayside, collapsing from chronic alcohol poisoning and cirrhosis of the liver, which was how most men in Sarszeg met their end. Every year the Table laid wreaths at their graves. During Kornyey's touching speeches the younger Panther cubs would come close to tears, as did those veterans who, in spite of their snowy hair, still stood their ground and were Panthers to the last."
- Dezso Kosztolanyi, in his novel Skylark.
Submitted by: Terry Labach
May 27, 2010
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