In fact, a large portion of the whole book was built on that anecdote.
The old man completed this anecdote in tones that were slightly inflamed.
This is, at least, the impression left on us by an anecdote told by Elwin.
"I was in the drawing-room, enjoying my dinner," said Brillat-Savarin, beginning an anecdote.
An anecdote relating to this garrison has been handed down to ...