Julia ended up with two steaming fillets of trout. For presentation, the fish was served atop a sheet of birch covered in a bed of fresh leaves.
“You should eat,” Julia said after placing the plate near Michelle.
Famished, Julia had no trouble breaking apart the fish with her hands before popping a piece into her mouth. This catch had an earthy taste. Hunger overrode such concerns, along with trivial notions like table manners.
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