Sure, falling was painful. But believe me, the pain was nothing in comparison with what I felt when the surgeon began cutting my bespoke jacket’s sleeve to operate!
Croquis sartoriaux / Sartorial sketches - Page 8
Well, this one is impossible to translate in english, but can be explained. The professor is saying: "... And, ladies, this is how a "killed dead" can become an excellent pleonasm !" Well, everybody knows a killed dead is a pleonasm, but in french, "killed dead" is said "occis mort" which has the same pronounciation as "oxymore" which is the french for oxymoron. So the professor is saying: "an oxymoron can be an excellent pleonasm". Which will be funny for any french language PhD student reading this page.