“I like to start off my day with a glass of champagne,” M. Point said. “I like to wind it up with champagne, too. To be frank, I also like a glass or two in between. It may not be the universal medicine for every disease, as my friends the champagne people in Reims and Épernay so often tell me, but it does you less harm than any other liquid.
When I opened my white napkin of rough linen, it turned out to be almost the size of a small bedspread, and exhaled the fragrance of fresh air and of the grass on which it had been dried in the sun.