But the best (and the worst) was yet to come. I'd ordered the second book from an Amazon vendor (second hand, of course), so that it would arrive quickly for Son 2, keeping him on his newfound reading curve. And It Didn't Arrive. The vendor sent an email via Amazon explaining that the Royal Mail had lost the parcel sack for a while and were now back on track. But It Still Didn't Arrive. I sent some emails (via Amazon) to the vendor. But It STILL Didn't Arrive. The vendor refunded me today... But Serenata the Balancing Kiwi got wind of this situation and, even whilst ill, went back to her Charity Shop and bought the book for a now ecstatic Son 2! All Hail Serenata!
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