The Prelude to Social Distancing

03D0564B-BD9B-429F-9A4B-8B8338915B1210530613-5BD0-4B09-80E8-E656756E0144The social distancing of cribbage pegs in PRELUDE (1920) by Katherine Mansfield…

“The cribbage pegs were like two little people going up the road together, turning round the sharp corner, and coming down the road again. They were pursuing each other. They did not so much want to get ahead as to keep near enough to talk—to keep near, perhaps that was all.
But no, there was always one who was impatient and hopped away as the other came up, and would not listen. Perhaps the white peg was frightened of the red one, . . . .”

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