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Skewling Makes It Plain


"Too often," resumed Skewling, "things are not made sufficiently plain."

He had been talking about the logic of language and had temporarily fallen silent, lost in his thoughts. I too had thoughts. For one thing, a gnat had settled on my nose; and for another, a very dishy au pair girl -- Swedish, blonde and bustily vital -- had come to stay with the Pickerings, and their bathroom window is directly opposite that of our spare room. Nora had not yet cottoned on to the reason behind my sudden passion for interior decorating, but she was becoming suspicious.