'They were very up-to-date and advanced people.'

An enjoyable passage from C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia:
THERE WAS A BOY CALLED EUSTACE Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it. His parents called him Eustace Clarence and his masters called him Scrubb. I can't tell you how his friends spoke to him, for he had none. He didn't call his Father and Mother "Father" and "Mother," but Harold and Alberta. They were very up-to-date and advanced people. They were vegetarians, non-smokers and teetotalers and wore a special kind of underclothes. In their house there was very little furniture and very few clothes on beds and the windows were always open.


Ol' Blue said...

a dig at Mormons?

Zachary said...

haha, no.

"progressives" in general, I think.

Zachary said...

maybe though!

Catherine! said...

the "special kind of underclothes" part is my favorite.

today's equivalent would be something made out of organic cotton, produced with love in a facility that has a low-environmental impact.