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A sense of history

Walking through Pilrig Park with an American friend on the 5th of November, with fireworks going off all around us, she wanted to know “Why tonight?” In the US, of course, they associate fireworks with 4th July, not late autumn. Shorter nights, but warmer ones.

About four hundred years ago,” I said, and she interrupted me.

“I might have known! Everything’s always ‘about four hundred years ago’ with you guys!”

“No, no,” I said. “Sometimes it’s ‘about seven hundred years ago‘”.
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