ZOOM-ZOOM DOODLEBUG BOOM
AS I PLEASE, by George Orwell
Tribune, July 7, 1944
LIFE in the civilized world.
(The family are at tea.)
'Is there an alert on?'
'No, it's all clear.'
'I thought there was an alert on.'
'There's another of those things coming!'
'It's all right, it's miles away.'
'Look out, here it comes! Under the table, quick!'
'It's all right, it's getting fainter.'
'It's coming back!'
'They seem to kind of circle round and come back again.
They've got something on their tails that makes them do it.
Like a torpedo.'
'Christ! It's bang overhead!'
'Now get right underneath. Keep your head well down.
What a mercy baby isn't here!'
'Look at the cat! He's frightened too.'
'Of course animals know. They can feel the vibrations.'
'It's all right, I told you it was miles away.'
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