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It’s of no consequence, says the stranger on the plane, but was your wife any pleasure in bed? We haven’t spoken before. Needless. His miniature is akvavit. We did it in the bathroom. I won’t go into the whole history but I can tell you that bathroom was small. One person in there was uncomfortable. Two was a risk. It was an old house and of course they didn’t wash then the way we do now, enjoyed a good build-up of honest sweat before they took to the bath. Coalminer’s pleasure. Weekly scrub. And that was a proper bath too,…

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