First Person

Slow Boat from China

Rick lay back in the bath with a sigh of pleasure and let warm water soothe away his travel aches. He didn’t move for some time, then slowly turned his head to watch cold beads running down a frosted glass on the side table. He sat up and reached for it. Slowly he sipped, and in a little while his whole being seemed gently to expand. He lay back in the water, sighed, and closed his eyes. When the water cooled a little he called softly and a pretty young woman dressed in a colourful kimono came in. Rick touched…

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