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   It's not officially a change of scene, as we're in exactly the same place as the previous page. However, it is now morning.
   A narrowboat, for those who may not be familiar, is just that. It is narrow, maxing out at about two meters wide (a bit over six feet). It's length can run from a few meters to well over a dozen meters. Originally, they were used for utilitarian things such as hauling goods. Now, they are very comfortable affairs with bedrooms, toilets and kitchens and are used as sort of an aquatic caravan/recreational vehicle/mobile home.

The story thus far...
    Grace and Simon, two teenage tearaways, have discovered a passage to Reality in the basement of The tré (a tiny theatre in their miniscule town of Otterstow). Unfortunately, they have accidentally trapped themselves and cannot return, although they do not seem to be in any hurry to do so.
    Ignatius (the mayor of Otterstow) suspects this is the case and has enlisted the aid of the parents; Slide, Sandra, Pete and Gina. None of the adults have figured out how to open the passage, which seems to involve a mysterious box that they cannot open.

What's going on right now:
    Ignatius had some guests last night. It is now early morning and he is having a cup of tea to start his day as he ruminates on the balcony overlooking his rear garden.

Drawing completed - 15 MAY 2011
Drawing posted - 15 JUN 2011

21 JUNE 2001 Thursday - 0740
Page 112
Nora Balcony

    Ignatius awoke and, as was his habit, made some tea. He slowly crept up the stairs to his balcony, which overlooked the canal that was illuminated by the bright and happy sunshine.

    "Bloody sunshine," he mumbled as he sipped his tea.

    He honestly didn't mind when his friends were over to have a few. Nora had an enormous cellar absolutely filled to overflowing with innumerable barrels and bottles full of lagers, ales, stouts, cider, brandy and any number of fermented and distilled grains and fruits, all of which were mysteriously replenished despite the best efforts of his guests. He also enjoyed the company and sharing his home, and as Nora was actually paid for by the taxpayers, he felt some degree of obligation to put it to good use by entertaining from time to time. Since the number of dignitaries visiting Otterstow numbered in the low zeroes, he felt it only fitting that he should use the resources available to entertain his tax base.

    Just then a narrowboat puttered by.
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