What does "pallias" mean in the passage:
UNCLE PAT. Cow Gum! Now there’s a scent to stir the soul. September, nineteen hundred and eleven… I was seven years old. Pat, Maggie, Arthur, Frank and me, all sharing a pallias in the stable, with fourteen cousins. It was one of those magical, crisp mornings when the sun rises and softens all the sharp edges of the world.