1. John brings us tea and we read in bed for an hour.

2. A pigeon had flown into the feed store. We imagine it must think it’s hit the jackpot: all those bags of seed!

2b. Lily is delighted to be in her second favourite woods. The trees open out to reveal the stream below: she looks back at us, eyes shiny with anticipation.

2c. The green slope across the valley: where we were just a few minutes before.

3. I gasp and laugh at the audacity of the narrator – it would be completely unbelievable if it wasn’t true.

4. The drips of lassi are heavy and viscous.