my uncle Toby

by Dennis Scharnberg

Mrs. Calabash spoke as follows.  “Now, you listen to me young Cyril.  And you let the words burn in.  You are not to see this Courtenay woman.  Not at all.  And you are not to attend that awful theater which allegedly employs her.  And you are certainly not to visit the drinking establishments she is known to frequent.”

Ralston Dowd,  A Spot of Bother.