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All shook up

20 September 2010

It was more like a war, because there were several battles and the outcome was not to be known until all the fighting was over.

Right now I was losing badly. I had so far won one battle and lost two. To preserve my reputation I had to win this one and the next. This duvet put up a spectacular fight, threatening several times to engulf me in its polyester and cotton (best quality) folds, bringing to bear all 14.5 togs of its might on defeating me. I in the meantime did have the advantage of arms with reasonably versatile hands attached to them and legs that could kick and thrust me out of danger. Yet despite its formlessness the duvet fought on, almost bringing me to my knees and then attempting to truss me like a turkey.

Not until many minutes later did I succeed in forcing it into its cover and laying it flat on the bed that I was making. Even then it was not giving in willingly as it crouched at one end of its cover and refused to spread out like all good duvets shoul...

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