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Postby Fairblue » 30 Nov 2017, 13:30

He just made it before it closed and managed to buy what he needed. On the way back, he passed a pie shop.
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Postby Kismet » 30 Nov 2017, 13:47

Ginger checked the change in his pocket. He had enough. 'Curried turkey and mango chutney pie,' he requested.
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Postby Fairblue » 30 Nov 2017, 15:03

The woman blinked. "This is Sainsbury's, not Fortnum and Mason," she told him. "You can have steak and kidney pie, or pork pie or veal and ham. What's a mango, by the way?"
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Postby kylie_koyote » 30 Nov 2017, 15:45

Ginger was tempted to reply "What's a mango with you?" but he managed to compose himself.
"For goodness sake stop that Yankee drawl, or you'll have us all doing it before you've finished."
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Postby Fairblue » 30 Nov 2017, 16:06

He decided on a steak pie and handed the money over. The pie was wrapped in greaseproof paper and handed to him. He decided to take it home and eat it as there was brown sauce in Mrs Symes' pantry.
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Postby Kismet » 02 Dec 2017, 14:21

But Mrs Symes had locked her pantry and taken the key away with her. Ginger couldn't get into it.
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Postby Fairblue » 02 Dec 2017, 14:27

So he ate the pie without. He had heard how the Scots deep fried theirs and wondered how that would taste.
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Postby Kismet » 02 Dec 2017, 14:40

He wished he had another pie and a big pan of hot fat so he could find out.
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Postby Fairblue » 02 Dec 2017, 14:44

But the lard was on the cold slab in the pantry. He wondered where Mrs Symes kept the chip pan. Did she empty it of fat every time she used it? Or did she do what he remembered his old neighbour in Smettleworth doing, and just left it in, with the cold lard encasing the wire basket?
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Postby Kismet » 04 Dec 2017, 00:28

By the time he'd finished his pie, Ginger had decided that Mrs Symes would keep the fat in the pan but with a lid on to keep the mice out. He wondered how often chip oil got changed. As often as engine oil?
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Postby Fairblue » 04 Dec 2017, 00:45

No, it wasn't oil, it was lard. He remembered that, because he had heard Mrs Symes talking to a neighbour very hot said oil would never catch on for chips. Who wanted that nasty stuff when you could get nice lard for much less.
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Postby Kismet » 04 Dec 2017, 01:54

Ginger liked chips cooked in dripping best. Algy insisted things should be fried in duck fat or goose fat, but he preferred dripping. His mother had used dripping.
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Postby Fairblue » 04 Dec 2017, 01:58

The pie felt heavy on his stomach. Now he wasn't sure what he wanted to do. Go to bed or stay up and listen to the radio. Or he could play some records on Algy's gramophone.
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Postby Kismet » 04 Dec 2017, 02:00

He'd played some records. That would distract him from his dicky tumtum.
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Postby Fairblue » 04 Dec 2017, 02:05

Unfortunately, as he got up to change one, he tripped and knocked the gramophone. The needle shot across the record with a screech which made him wince.
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Postby Kismet » 04 Dec 2017, 02:08

It was, of course, Algy's favourite disc. Ginger hid it at the bottom of the waste paper basket. He regretted choosing that disc.
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Postby Fairblue » 04 Dec 2017, 02:09

He decided to go to bed. Maybe he could just stay there until the others got back.
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Postby Kismet » 04 Dec 2017, 02:16

But he still wasn't sleepy.
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Postby Fairblue » 04 Dec 2017, 15:11

He looked at the time and groaned.
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Postby kylie_koyote » 04 Dec 2017, 15:15

He flicked on the light and decided to read a book.
"For goodness sake stop that Yankee drawl, or you'll have us all doing it before you've finished."
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Postby Fairblue » 04 Dec 2017, 15:16

This actually worked. Ginger was so engrossed that he didn't notice the passage of time.
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Postby Kismet » 04 Dec 2017, 15:29

The rosy fingers of dawn peeped through the window. Ginger regretted staying up all night. Now he would be tired all day.
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Postby kylie_koyote » 04 Dec 2017, 15:32

But Biggles was away, so there was nobody to force him out of bed. He drew the curtains and cuddled down into his blankets.
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Postby Kismet » 04 Dec 2017, 15:36

He woke up hungry, and padding through the flat, he was horrified to find that Mrs Syme's pantry was still locked. He looked at the remains of the petty cash. It was running out fast.
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Postby Fairblue » 04 Dec 2017, 15:47

He knew that Biggles wouldn't have intentionally left him without money or food. He began to scout around for clues as to Biggles' intentions.
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Postby Kismet » 07 Jan 2018, 00:46

He couldn't find any. Ginger wondered when Biggles had decided to leave him behind. If it was a last minute decision then he wouldn't have made any arrangements for him. Ginger became worried.
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Postby Fairblue » 07 Jan 2018, 00:59

He rapidly reviewed what has happened. He bitterly regreted eating all that jam, but he'd never had blueberry jam before and it was delicious. He remembered feeling a bit icky. He struggled to recall what had been last said to him.
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Postby Kismet » 07 Jan 2018, 01:23

Ginger regretted not listening more carefully to Biggles. In fact he regretted that he hadn't listened at all.
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Postby Fairblue » 07 Jan 2018, 01:28

He thought "What would Biggles do?" That was easy. Biggles would sit down and have a smoke while he thought.
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Postby Kismet » 07 Jan 2018, 01:31

Ginger searched the room until he found a cigarette box which wasn't empty. Another search found a box of matches with two matches in.
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