With those exotic carvings, the deep and shallow swirls and curls and the friezes on the side. It was truly fantastic.
It was also his prized possession and as such he had had it placed by the entrance so visitors would all but fall over it as they arrived. Always caused comment and he loved that – he loved that people noticed…
But today, four days after, they had come to take it away.
His wife, unsure what to do, had decided to donate it to the local museum.
“Let them have the monstrosity.”