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This Other Country - John  Wiltshire

The first course looked very good. On the plate. Decorative. Green cucumber rinds and the pink of the shrimp made an appealing contrast in colour and texture, so he was told. He complimented Ben and took a bite. His throat froze. His eyes actually started to water. To cover, he rose and fetched a bottle of chilled white wine from the fridge, staying with his back to the room longer than necessary in order to swallow. Suddenly, he heard gagging noises, and Ben rushed to the sink, spitting. “Fucking hell! What is this?”