Just before my late grandfather passed away in 1964 he gave me a gift 0f 5 children’s books, one of which was The Borrowers by Mary Norton.
It’s a story of underground creatures that live beneath a house and surface to take things.
I thought it might be long out of publication but no, it’s still being published and is readily available.
I thought of it the other day as the glass part of my coffee cafetiere disappeared.
A full search for it was conducted by me and my cleaner but of the thing there was no sign.
How many times has this happened to the reader: the inexplicable disappearance of an object?
I could only assume the borrowers had it. Yesterday it turned up in my dishwasher. They must have replaced it and borrowed something else.