An unforgettable description of a pungent odour, in this case, the fish head brought home for the cat by Digweed, the steward and coachman.

‘The cod’s head had the sort of smell that one could almost hear.’

Source: Elizabeth Goudge, The Little White Horse, illus. C. Walter Hodges (Oxford: Lion Hudson, 2011 (1946)), p. 148

Photo credit: Jorge Gonzalez,

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