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Bog in Boots pantomime
Above , you see the characters; the end of waterproof over trousers, waterproof grass, non waterproof bog of the sort found on the western shores of Crummock Water in Cumbria and non waterproof walking boots. The boots are now heavy and totally soaked through in the finest bog water, yet these boots with their dopey wearer are just starting out on their climb of over 2,000 feet (over 600 metres) to summit Red Pike. The characters find themselves together in this particular bog due to erroneous map reading, a fact not lost on the suffering boots. But not all is lost, the feet are dry. How is this? I hear you ask. I will tell you; the magic fairy at the Army and Navy stores in Barnstaple had sold the dopey one a pair of magic socks, waterproof socks. Yes, that's right, waterproof socks, and they were indeed so, and they didn't turn into pumkins at midnight either. Dopey's feet stayed dry all day though bog in boots were never to forgive him for his unintended detour from the nice dry path they could have had. The boots are now retired from active duty, as are temporarily dopey's legs.
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Mmmm, I think you know too much already, but what the hell. . . retired firefighter, martial artist and self thought philosopher, some say cynic, some say skeptic, some know the truth. . . . most never will.