June 24, 2009

Keloid, noun
Hard scar tissue which grows over injured skin

"Are we now working on the basis that what doesn't actually kill you makes you stronger?" wondered Nipper, who had frankly made a right mess of the poached eggs, never having got the hang of the whisk motion, but was at least making a decent fist of the toast, and had been thoughtful enough to bring along some Tabasco.

"Hardly. Tell that to a soldier with one leg."