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    The Hound of Herne Hill

    September 17, 2008

    The other morning, when I woke up Child One to get her to school (now no easy process, as she bought her one-way ticket to adolescentville some time ago, and sleeps like a gorgeous hibernating bear) I threw back the curtains with my usual gusto. And stopped. And stared. On the lawn was a ghastly, hunched, black shape. Not moving. My first thought was little Jiffy, our lovely little bunny. Could she somehow have got out in the night, and…

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