Clouds of Witness - Dorothy L. Sayers

"She is coming round with me to mother," said Lady Mary determinedly.

"My dear lady," expostulated Mr Murbles, "that would be very unsuitable in the circumstances. I think you hardly grasp -"

"Mother said so," retorted her ladyship. "Bunter, call a taxi."

Mr Murbles waved his hands helplessly, but Sir Impey was rather amused. "It´s no good, Murbles," he said. "Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman is uncontrollable by any earthly force."


Truer words have never been spoken :D. Especially when it comes to the Dowager Duchess.