Two days ago the news of an agreement between Israel and the Palestinian prisoners to end the hunger-strike broke.
It appeared that she had conducted a hunger-strike of her own for the last twenty-four hours; and I think she looked it.
"That is the essence of a hunger-strike," said the thin hen.
Not that I think the hunger-strike is altogether a futile invention.
"We must have a hunger-strike till he apologises," said the thin hen importantly.
It was bringing to perfection its last great tactical manoeuvre, the massed raid followed by the hunger-strike in prison.