What does a girl have to do to get a bath?

We have had some dirty dog-days recently.

Dusty, hot, wet.  When you are wearing a thick coat, it can become just a bit too much, so I hit on a plan.  Roll in something disgusting!  Mum didn’t appreciate it when I walked into the lounge – she know right away what I had done, and it wasn’t too long before I was in the bath.  Not just a quick shower mind, the full works, shampoo and all!  She didn’t have to do that!

…  Spirit.