Bucket of Slugs

Photograph of Cyril Connolly, c. 1950
Cyril Connolly, critic and author of «Enemies of Promise» (1938)(“There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall”), as a young man: “By this time his parents were living separate lives, his mother having established a relationship with another army officer, and his father becoming an increasingly heavy drinker and absorbed in his study of slugs and snails. ” (Wikipedia).

“Jeeves — a jug of gin, and my bucket of slugs, pronto!”