They must be embarrassed that you're coming!' the woman said. It wasn't a joke for she had no sense of humour that he could detect. She was giving her usual wifely support. According to her, the country was rubbing itself out of the international statistics in order to brace itself for the Philpot invasion.
Markham, E.A, The albania connection, Kunapipi, 3(2), 1981.