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Leith on life: hitting the rocks

By Sam Leith   October 2016


“Five to me and none to you!” says my son in a tone of innocent and self-delighted gloating. “OK…” “One, two, three,” I say wearily, then shoot my hand out in front of me, my index and middle fingers protruding.

“Haaaaah!” says Max. His own hand is balled into a solid fist. His rock smashes my scissors. “Six to me and none to you!” His hand appeared at the same time, no question about it. I was watching closely. Straight up: I’m having my ass handed to me…

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