"" There is not a cannibal in the South Sea Islands, '' he wrote, "" whose indignation would not arise and overboil at the recital of that which has been done, which has too late been examined, but which remains unavenged. ''
On occasion I have varied this by attempting to put the egg in the pot with a spoon, which breaks the egg faster, or putting the egg in the water pre boiling, which then means that I have no idea how long the egg has cooked, although I suppose you can't actually overboil an egg, or just scrambling the darn egg, which is the easier approach.
But this happens none the less with the birds of prey though they lay few eggs, for often one of the two becomes rotten, and the third practically always, for being of a hot nature they make the moisture in the eggs to overboil so to say.
"Don't overboil the water!" she said in a confidential whisper.
If the water does not boil, or if it be allowed to overboil, the leaves of the tea will be only half-opened and the tea itself will be quite spoiled.