Like A Precious Jewel: Best If Cut

Publisher John Murray was known as a man with a sense of humour.  He read through a manuscript from an aspiring author one day and wrote this encouraging note of critique: “Sir, I have read your manuscript and it is like a precious jewel.  And like a precious jewel, it will sparkle the more if cut.”

Reblogged from swallowinthewind.wordpress.com

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