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May 28, 2020
‘I was just thinking the same thing,’ she said.
Just when you think you have a handle on the universe and know how thing hangs together, this happens. I had no idea what she was talking about; I had no idea what I had just said. She had jumped up, disturbing the pillows, nearly knocking over the board, and I had the game: In two moves she would be checkmated, but there seemed little chance of getting to that victory. She was moving fast, putting her coat on.
‘Come on,’ she said, looking back. ‘We’ll just get there in time.’