To match the bleariness of our arrival after an all-night flight, though hopefully there was no crying on our trip! If we’re in bed all morning, it just means that we did manage to get the early check-in we requested and we’re sleeping off a little jet lag.
She was glad it was the evening mailboat she was taking, for she did not think she could have faced a morning departure. At the party the night before one of the medical students had found a flask of raw alcohol and mixed it with orange crush and she had drunk two glasses of it, and the inside of her mouth was still raw and there was something like a drum beating behind her forehead. She had stayed in bed all morning, still tipsy, unable to sleep and crying half the time, a hankie crushed to her mouth to stifle the sobs….
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