Gail Carriger Quotes: The Sign Above The Door To The Hypocras

The Sign Above The Door To The Hypocras Club Read PROTEGO RES PUBLICA, Engraved Into White Italian Marble. Miss Alexia Tarabotti, Gagged, Trussed, Bound, And Carried By Two Men-one Holding Her Shoulders, The Other Her Feet-read The Words Upside Down. She Had A Screaming Headache, And It Took Her A Moment To Translate The Phrase Through The Nauseating Aftereffects Of Chloroform Exposure.
Finally She Deduced Its Meaning: To Protect The Commonwealth.
Huh, She Thought. / Do Not Buy It. I Definitely Do Not Feel Protected.
— Gail Carriger —

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