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Egging her on….

by annahi

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28 December 2005

When I was a sergeant, I had to look after a young officer, called Duncan-Smith, who had married a man from Malta and contracted dysentery. When she was getting better, the M.O. (medical officer) said to me that a rice pudding would be good for her, and he added, “Just drop an egg into it, which will help to build her strength up.”

I followed the instructions to the letter, made the pudding, added the egg, and popped it into the oven. Imagine her surprise when she went to take a spoonful, and found a hard-boiled egg in the middle of it! The story soon spread, unlike the egg, and I never lived it down!

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