Some of my favorite lines:
I tipped the delivery boy out of the window with more than ordinary generosity.And my favorite:
Prudence had demanded that I leave her behind, so I was alone.
Of all the hideously disfigured spectacles I have ever beheld, those perched on the end of this man's nose remained forever pasted in the album of my memory.
Walking with a pronounced limp -- L-I-M-P, pronounced "limp."
I asked him the nature of the Count's business but he made the sign of the cross and said nothing. I asked him why there were no mirrors in the castle, but this time he made the sign of the very cross indeed and spat.