Reading progress update: I've read 284 out of 288 pages.

The Great Fortune - Olivia Manning

Harriet said: “Let’s go and watch.”

She tried to move, but Clarence caught her elbow, determined to retain her attention. He kept repeating: “You could save me.”

She laughed impatiently: “Save yourself, Clarence. You said that Guy is a fool. There may be ways in which that sort of fool is superior to you. You show your wisdom by believing in nothing. The truth is, you have nothing to offer but a wilderness.” 

Harriet Pringle is such a fab character.