Toast as many slices of bread as desired.
Butter well and pour over these just enough salted water to soften.
Have ready a dish of boiling water.
Stir it round and round with a spoon or fork, break the egg and drop into this swirling water.
Remove from the water in from four to six minutes, as preferred, and place one on each slice of bread.
Serve hot, with a dash of pepper, if liked.