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[...] when Mr. Laurence hooked up a big fish with the crooked end of his cane, and held it out to her. She was so glad and surprised she took it right in her arms and thanked him over and over. He told her to 'go along and cook it,' and she hurried off, so happy! [...] Oh, she did look so funny, hugging the big, slippery fish, and hoping Mr. Laurence's bed in heaven would be 'aisy.'

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What does 'bed of heaven' refer in this context?
Please help. Thank you.
  • lingobingo

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    English - England
    It seems to have been common, when thanking someone, to wish them a bed in heaven — that is, imply that they deserve a place in heaven for their kindness.
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