Tuesday, November 04, 2008

"a tale to fit the hole"

"... and then, while she threaded her darning needle with the right worsted,
she would fish about in her memory for a tale to fit the hole."

Eleanor Farjeon, The Old Nurse's Stocking Basket, 1931

quoted in Ruth Thomas, Things to Make and Mend, Faber & Faber, London 2008


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