By H. E. Bates
Ma hankers for France, warmth. So all ten Larkins flee chilly rainy England in August. Son-in-law Charley teaches bon mots for his adolescence sunny beach, bursts beachballs despatched at his topless tanning Marriette. Air is stormy, tea vulnerable, meals tricky, burnt. Ma's bulk bursts chair. Host Mlle Dupont eyes Pa's bachelor passport and "milord's" monogrammed Rolls.
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