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I have mad thoughts while I'm cleaning. What if I were to be visited by the devil?

By Anne Enright   March 2008

If I had three wishes, the thing to do is get three more. “Hello,” says the angel, says the fairy, says the devil even, “What do you want? One. Two. Three.” And I say, “Well, first off, I’ll have three more of those please,” and then you have five, you see, to play with, which is two extra, because there’s always a trick.

Like you might say, “Well, for my first wish, I’d like to have a beautiful body,” and azzakazzam, “There’s your beautiful body,” says the angel and, when you look down, you’re still the same old yoke and…

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