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209. I have no-one to play with and that is nonsense

“I have no-one to play with and that is nonsense,” Ellie says, jumping onto the bed.

It isn’t all that nonsensical to her mother, as it is half past two at night.

“Why do you want someone to play with? You should be sleeping, honey.”

“Because it is nonsense. Total, utter nonsense. I have no-one to play with! No-one! To play with!”

She seems genuinely baffled.

“What happened to Doug?”

 

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165. Dum-digge-dum-digge-dum-digge-dum

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Dirk had tried everything. Sleeping pills. Hypnotherapy. Earplugs. Everything. But finding sleep in a foreign bed proved an impossible task.

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He never had this problem at home. There he slept like a log. But away from the comfort of his own bed? Open eyes from dusk till dawn.

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It was his wife who had finally come up with the solution. A going-to-bed remedy that couldn’t fail.

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She was right. She knew exactly what Dirk needed to find comfort in Slumberland.

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That night Dirk slept like a baby, cradled by the soothing, loud sounds of his industrial printing press, as lovingly recorded on tape by his wife.

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Dirk’s wife had tried everything. Sleeping pills. Hypnotherapy. Earplugs. Everything. But finding sleep in a foreign bed proved an impossible task.

 

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