Benches waiting for bottoms in Calverley Grounds.
Sometimes there is something to be said for the ersatz. In restaurants nowadays you see imitations those squat little candles which used to be called night-lights. They are made of opaque white plastic and contain a battery and, encased in a flame shaped strip of transparent plastic, a bulb. They even flicker. Behind a shade you wouldn't know the difference.
In a disputatious and argumentative world a calm mind which can remain open without being flooded is an asset. Hats off to Aristotle who said: "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain an idea without accepting it."
As a prank Bill Parchment is offered some cakes laced with cannabis on the day of his retirement. Read about the consequences in Story 15 in One Fine Day.