Bathing

 

“He told hguestbather everything was fine. He said that he was, in fact, looking forward to bathing.

“His mother was reassured by that, if not entirely satisfied. While the desire for a bath did not necessarily indicate a desire to continue living, it at least declared a willingness to muddle forward for a while.”

 

— Elizabeth George, Careless in Red (2008), in the Lynley/Havers crime fiction series set in England (in this case, Cornwall).

 

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