A strange interlude in the history of your humble narrator here. I can only assume that the ‘crusty old thing’ referred to in the following correspondence was intended as an insult to your friend Sloper. And a demand for a dismissal too! This ‘cancel culture’ that you good people have in your modern world is not a new thing it would seem.

And what are we to make of that signature, Ladies and Gents? That single letter ‘I’? Surely this was not some scheme of that old collaborator of mine? Surely we are not in for a return of that scoundrel Iky Mo!