Bit bloody miserable that, though: isn't it, our kid?
Which isn't like us. We're as happy as the bloody day is long.
Yes, but this bloody Day isn't bloody long. Five foot bloody four in my bloody socks, I thank you. That is short.
That is usefully short.
How Pluckrose always put it"This is my friend and colleague, Sergeant Day, Alfred F. And, before you mention, he is not a stunted little bastard, he is usefully short. Couldn't fit him in the turret otherwise, could we?"
Excerpted from Day by A. L. Kennedy Copyright © 2008 by A. L. Kennedy. Excerpted by permission of Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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