“Once a man started killing his wife…”

Here is another great line from Graham Greene, on page 67 of The Ministry of Fear (Penguin Classics):

“…a kind of self-protective instinct would have made Mrs. Wilcox hate him. Once a man started killing his wife, she would have ungrammatically thought, you couldn’t tell where it would stop.”

The line sounds awfully diabolical out of context, but trust me, it is a funny line, if you are reading the book.


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