.floating island.

. the leybourne. first edition 1954.unsigned.

“Housewives celebrate end of rationing. Fourteen years of food rationing in Britain ended at midnight when restrictions on the sale and purchase of meat and bacon were lifted.”




one  fresh small person

a        paper bus ticket

one pair trunks (canned if necessary)

smallish inner tube or rubber ring whichever is available

or is  in season




place the person on the bus,               allow to rest

leave for half an hour or until things are  proved


gas mark 4




wrap person in trunks       and place into the  prepared ring


if fully set                         float in brine until all becomes spongy

allow to   brown  lightly                     while     floating continues


do not peel


on rising

we have a floating island



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