September 26, 2012
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Passage to India

The uniformed waiters were passing the third course at the elegant post-conference banquet. I was chatting with the vice-chancellor, who has just published a book ( Cosmos and Character in Paradise Lost ) about Milton and the history of science. I glanced down as I helped myself to some curried chicken.

There was a bit of tag stuck on the cuff of my new linen jacket.