A young man asks for shelter for the night when his car
breaks down in the middle of nowhere. The old couple invite
him in, apologise for only having two bedrooms – one for
them and the other for their unmarried daughter – but offer
him the sofa for the night. Round about 4 am, it turns bitterly
cold and the old woman comes down to see if he’s alright.
“Would you like our eiderdown?” she asks.
“Oh no, no thank you!” he exclaims. “She’s already been