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  • This may sound like any other day in London but, that it was midnight in the main tent of a UN logistics base in Haiti and that he and his team were discussing water purification for the relief camps of Port au Prince before heading to his camp-bed after a full day of relief efforts, elevated this chance encounter firmly into the surreal.

    Jill Van den Brule: A Deep-Field Travel and Adventure Survival Guide

  • A camp-bed, a small wooden shelf full of books, mostly of a technical character an armchair beside the bed, a plain wooden chair against the wail, a round table, and a large iron safe were the principal things which met the eye.

    Sole Music

  • Having known the last two I can tell you that waking to find yourself bound hand and foot on a camp-bed underground, while alarming, ain't too bad by comparison, and when your smiling captor inquires after your health and offers refreshment ... well, hope springs eternal, you know.

    Watershed

  • Then he wheeled about, strode away to the camp-bed, picked up the other sabre, and sent it slithering and clinking over the stone in my direction.

    Watershed

  • In the corner of the room stood an old iron bedstead, which was in a decidedly decrepit state, and which served the sisters as a camp-bed when they were watching with the sick.

    Les Miserables

  • Hippolyte might have caught sight of some linen hung by lines over patent ironing stoves, an old camp-bed, some wood-embers, charcoal, irons, a filter, the household crockery, and all the utensils familiar to a small household.

    The Purse

  • I saw there a wretched chest of drawers, a shabby carpet, a camp-bed, and cotton window-curtains.

    Albert Savarus

  • The camp-bed is so firmly fixed that it is impossible to move it without an amount of labor that the warder would not fail to detect, for the iron-barred peephole is always open.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • If Lucien had been taken back to one of the lower cells, he would have been wrecked on the impossibility of carrying out his intentions, for those boxes of masonry have no furniture but a sort of camp-bed and a pail for necessary uses.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • The governor, for so we must term him, having conducted Waverley to a half-ruinous apartment, where, however, there was a small camp-bed, and having offered him any refreshment which he desired, was then about to leave him.

    Waverley

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