Reading is relaxing, and readers often choose comfortable surroundings for it. Reading in a hammock is the height of relaxation, and because hammocks are difficult to get in and out of they tend to be occupied for hours on end. Miss Archer of Buller looks to have settled in for a lengthy session.
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