Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Wife of a Camouflage Artist

From Lilian Jackson Braun, The Cat Who Could Read Backwards. Jove 1986, p. 34—

"You're a fun dancer," she said. "It takes real coordination to fox-trot to a cha-cha. But we must do something about your art education. Would you like me to tutor you?"

"I don't know if I could afford you—on my salary," he said, and Sandy's laughter could be heard above the orchestra. "How about the little lady from the other newspaper? Is she an art expert?"

'Her husband was a camouflage artist in World War I," said Sandy. "I guess that makes her an expert."