Excerpt from Diminutive Dramas
Scene. - London. Breakfast chamber in the Palace. King Henry VIII. and Catherine Parr are discovered sitting opposite to each other at the breakfast table. The King has just cracked a boiled egg.
King Henry. My egg's raw. It really is too bad.
Catherine. Yesterday you complained of their being hard.
King Henry. And so they were. I don't want a hard egg and I don't want a raw egg. I want them to be cooked just right.
Catherine. You are very difficult to please. The egg was in boiling water for three minutes and a half. I boiled it myself. But give it me. I like them like that. I will boil you another.
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