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.