The Empty Copper Sea

MacDonald, John D.

J. B. Lippincott, 1978

p. 167

“Meyer looked beat. He beamed at the drink when it was placed in front of him. And, as on other occasions when the martini is badly needed, he quoted Bernard De Voto on that subject: ‘The rat stops gnawing in the wood, the dungeon walls withdraw, the weight is lifted. Your pulse steadies and the sun finds your heart. The day has not been not bad, the season has not been bad, and there is sense and even promise in going on. Cheers!’”