Quote for the commonplace book 005, Lloyd Alexander

“Then,” Gurgi pleaded, “the two strengthful heroes will give Gurgi
something to eat? Oh, joyous crunchings and munchings!”
The Book of Three, Lloyd Alexander

 I ran into this classic from my childhood today at the morale office.
I think there six of these books, and I read the first one, The
Book of Three
, in about 45 minutes before lunch. It was like
coming across an old friend whose name you’d forgotten, but whose
turns of phrase has remained in your head. It was exactly that, in
fact. “Crunchings and munchings!” Indeed!

 It’s still in print, in a shinyand gaudy new edition, natch.