Mrs. Crupp had indignantly assured him that there wasn't room to swing a cat there; but, as Mr. Dick justly observed to me, sitting down on the foot of the bed, nursing his leg, "You know, Trotwood, I don't want to swing a cat. I never do swing a cat. Therefore, what does that signify to ME!"Dickens has some of the most amusing characters and dialogue of anyone. Not an original observation, of course, but he continually cracks me up.
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield