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War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
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Sep 20, 2011

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Written for the Celebrity Death Match Review Tournament

The bout is held at the house of Natalya "Natasha" Ilyinichna Rostova. Mrs. Beeton arrives with a present of clotted cream.

"How thoughtful" says The Countess Rostova. "I have prepared tea for your arrival"

"Why, Thank you, Countess", Mrs. Beeton sits on a comfortable chair as the Countess' maid pours tea.

"Please. Call me Natasha"

"This is a very cozy place, Natasha." sniffs Mrs. Beeton. "Are these scones"

"Why yes, Mrs, Beeton. I have read your book. We Russians are not as barbaric as you may think. I found your advice on managing the servants quite helpful. And Russians love big extravagant parties."

Mrs. Beeton chuckles. "Well. It appears I have brought a bit of England to majestic Moscow."

Natasha smiles. "I hope you will stay for dinner and meet the family."

"I would love too. A fancy Russian meal, I hope."

"Mrs Beeton. It is the 21st century and things have changed a bit, even in Russia."

"How so, Natasha?"

"We're going to McDonald's"

Mrs. Beeton screams and runs out the door.

Natasha sips her tea. "That was easy".

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Bettie☯ Ah-ha! the thoroughly modern entry.

S'good, very good, however I'm batting for the other team.

notgettingenough I'm with Bettie, Marvin. Sorry!!!

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Hayes Me three... Brilliant, however.

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