Be­cause that’s the way things are done around here!

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Mmm, that’s de­li­cious!” I took another mouth­ful, en­joy­ing t he suc­cu­lent f lavours of the best roast beef I’d ever tasted. “Yes, thank you,” my friend He­len smiled know­ingly. “It’s Granny Nina’s fa­mous roast beef recipe, and it never fails to im­press.” “So what’s the recipe?” I asked. “Ooh, I can’t re­veal my se­crets. It’s an old fam­ily tra­di­tion, passed down from mother to daugh­ter over gen­er­a­tions. But I can tell you a funny story about it.” He­len pulled out a tat­tered black note­book, and opened to a page t hat was f rayed at t he edges. “My mother wrote down ev­ery in­struc­tion when she was taught the recipe by my grand­mother.” She ran her f i nger down the faded page till she reached in­struc­tion num­ber 9 on the list: “Cut off the end of the roast beef and put it in the pan.”

“The f unny t hing,” con­tin­ued He­len, “is that when my seven-yearold daugh­ter asked me why we needed

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