"Jeeves," I said, "may I speak frankly?"
"What I have to say may wound you."
"Not at all, sir."
No—wait. Hold the line a minute. I've gone off the rails.
I don't know if you have had the same experience, but the snag I always come up against when I'm telling a story is this dashed difficult problem of where to begin it. It's a thing you don't want to go wrong over, because one... more...