“These Romans are crazy!”

Obelix

#2 Obelix

Obelix fell into the cauldron of magic potion as baby. If I had done the same, I could grow such a magnificent moustache.

But I didn’t. Mine will never be as good as his. But then again, I won’t have my hair in bunches. Or have a suspect relationship with another mustachioed Frenchman. Or have a sarcastic dog.

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  1. Whilst on a literary bent, we are all doubtless aware of the power of the moustache in the English novel but scant attention has yet to be paid to the role of the moustache in the short story form. To begin to set this wrong right I present below a brief selection of great moustaches from shorter literature.

    Clay by James Joyce

    “He was a stout gentleman and he wore a brown hard hat; he had a square red face and a greyish moustache. Maria thought he was a colonel-looking gentleman”

    Madame Parisse by Guy de Maupassant

    “When they passed through the gates of the city, still somewhat anxious, the Commandant de Carmelin, with sly glance and mustache”

    Mademoiselle Fifi by Guy de Maupassant

    “The commandant’s hair did not look so gray as it was in the morning, and the captain had shaved, leaving only his mustache”

    To Build a Fire by Jack London

    “The man’s red beard and mustache were likewise frosted, but more solidly. Also, his moist breath quickly powdered with white his mustache”

    A Little Cloud by James Joyce

    “He took the greatest care of his fair silken hair and moustache, and used perfume discreetly on his handkerchief”

    The Donkey by Guy de Maupassant

    “His open shirt showed his hairy chest, but he seemed never to have had any more hair on his face than a short brush of a mustache and a few stiff hairs”

    An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce

    “He wore a mustache and pointed beard, but no whiskers; his eyes were large and dark gray, and had a kindly expression which one would hardly have expected”

    The Baron of Grogzwig by Charles Dickens

    “Fill to the Lady of Grogzwig!” cried the baron suddenly, smiting the table with his right hand, and twirling his moustache with his left.”

    Rocking-Horse Winner by DH Lawrence

    “The gardener, a shortish fellow with a little brown moustache and sharp little brown eyes, tiptoed into the room, touched his imaginary cap to Paul’s mother”


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