Because I haven't figured out how to respond to comments( it's shameful, how mentally lazy I am these days) -- I'll tie up a few loose ends today: yes, that's a normal red squirrel; I just never had one before. Yes, I cleaned up the exploded hard-boiled eggs; it took an hour and ten minutes but what else have I got to do? Yes, I contacted the English Department at Fisher (thanks for the web address but I phoned, using my land-line, showing my age again) and Deborah Vanderbilt came over and picked up that textbook, which she needed promptly.
She looked over my collection of Jane Austen translations (72 volumes in 28 languages) -- and read the author's name from one -- turns out she had once lived in Japan. For that matter, last evening my son and daughter-in-law arrived, just back from a trip to the Baltic -- so now I have an Estonian Pride and Prejudice.