• Your tale is of the longest," observed Monks, moving restlessly in his chair. It is a true tale of grief and trial, and sorrow, young man," returned Mr. Brownlow, "and such tales usually are; if it were one of unmixed joy and happiness, it would be very brief.

    Charles Dickens (1985). “Oliver Twist”, p.259, Dimitrios Spyridon Chytiris