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Is It Ripe Enough?

FROM a Stoke correspondent comes a story of what must be the most addled egg in Coventry. The circumstances were revealed by enemy action which necessitated the construction of a new ceiling in his house. In the space between the ceiling and the roof he found a number of birds' nests and on taking one down he found an egg in itf Dust and general decay showed that the nest was an old one, but its age was emphasised by a piece of newspaper which he found incorporated with it.

It was quite readable although fragmentary and my correspondent feels sure that it dated from the last war. If so here-we have an egg that must be a museum piece, as eggs go. No doubt it would be relished by a Chinaman, whose compatriots do not regard an egg as ripe and fit for eating till it is a year or two old, so I understand.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Oct 6, 2007
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