Θυμάρι

So long, and thanks for all the fish !

My Family And Other Animals – Gerald Durrel

[I would like to thank] My wife, who pleased me by laughing uproariously when reading the manuscript, only to inform me that it was my spelling that amused her.animals

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The whole atmosphere and charm of the place was, I think, summed up neatly on an Admiralty map we had, which showed the island and the adjacent coastline in great detail. At the bottom was a little inset which read:

CAUTION: As the buoys marking the shoals are often out of position, mariners are cautioned to be on their guard when navigating these shores.

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I can’t be expected to produce deathless prose in an atmosphere of gloom and eucalyptus..

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