We were complaining to Rachel. “There’s a dog wherever we look! They follow us about, they try to sniff us, they watch what we do, they’re such a blasted nuisance!”
Rachel was in a receptive mood for once. Sympathetic, even.
“Watch this.” she said. “Dead dogs in five minutes.” We liked that idea!
And she lit the fire.
And it really was that simple.
Rachel showed us where the matches were kept, and said we could light the fire whenever we liked. She can be unexpectedly kind!