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Another small turd emerged, then a massive fart, then another. They were getting larger, almost the size of sheep’s droppings. ’ ‘Dirty bugger! ’ Francombe now wept with disappointment as an astonishing quantity of shit bloomed from him across the table. Allen stayed there, squeezing still on the clyster, despite the spoiling of his shoes by falling clumps. ‘Hoo, hoo,’ exclaimed Saunders, flapping at the air in front of his face. ’ ‘Thank you, Mr Saunders,’ Allen chastised. ‘I expect Mr Francombe will be very upset by this experience.
John thanked Wilkins with a raised hat as he let him go out towards his work. He walked with the quick skimming steps of a labourer up the hill to the admiral’s garden, getting a little heat and motion into his flesh. He began whistling a tune, ‘Tie a Yellow Handkercher’, one of those he’d transcribed years ago from gypsies and old boys, for a volume that no one would publish, that died on a desk in a cramped London office. Thus the real life of the people goes insulted and ignored. He sang out loud ‘Flash company been the ruin o’ me and the ruin o’ me quite’, then stopped: he was feeling it too strongly and it was more imprisonment to simplify himself like that in other people’s words, not when he had so many of his own.
Why not? Productions such as yours should not be confined to a dusty drawer in a hospital. ’ John set off immediately with the key in his hand. Peter Wilkins smiled at John with his watery eyes and reached for his own key, but John lifted up his. Peter Wilkins straightened. ‘Oh,’ he said. ‘You’ve a key. ’ John was embarrassed at this congratulation, but warmed at it anyway. ’ ‘You have a good walk, now,’ the old man said after him. ’ John raised a hand in farewell as he struck out along the path, past the familiar forms of the nearby trees, out to the strangers that grew hidden for miles around.