Elmer and Jim Lefferts retired to a table to nourish the long, rich chocolate strains suitable to drunken melody. Actually, they sang very well. Jim had a resolute tenor, and as to Elmer Gantry, even more than his bulk, his thick black hair, his venturesome eyes, you remembered that arousing baritone. He was born to be a senator. He never said anything important, and he always said it sonorously. He could make "Good morning" seem profound as Kant, welcoming as a brass band, and uplifting as a cathedral organ.

Sinclair Lewis: "Elmer Gantry"
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