Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Mystery Author, in which we challenge all comers to identify the source (author and title) of a more or less obscure passage from literature – broadly defined.
After dark, you must always know exactly where the flashlight is. Otherwise, chaos. My flashlight spends the night in an easy-to-feel position in one bedside boot. And I have a rule that when it is in intermittent use, such as before and during dinner, I never let go my grasp on it without putting it in the pocket designated for the night (which pocket depends on what I’m wearing). This rule is so strict that I rarely break it more than three or four times a night.
Come to think of it, it might be worth tying the flashlight to a loop of nylon cord large enough to slip over your head.
For more on flashlights, see page 221.