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Keep It Local – more of Morgan's musings

19th August 2006 @ 7:07am – by Audlem Webteam
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Peter Morgan became a Parish Councillor earlier this year. Peter is reflecting via Audlem Online on his new duties and Audlem life. Just as Charles Dickens' work was published in episodes to allow the reader's tension and expectation to increase, so we have broken down his thoughts into bite-sized pieces – the first three snippets appeared at last weekend and Tuesday. So, without more ado, Episode 4 of 'Morgan's Miscellany':

"Use 'em or lose them – it's too late afterwards. I'm referring to our hard working village facilities, shops and pubs. In any case, it's often worth just calling in for the entertainment value. A mouth infection resulted in a visit to our excellent chemist who, by good fortune, did himself stand behind the counter dispensing observations upon all and sundry. "Why John," I did enquire, "hast thou got some safari lotion that will stop the elephants trampling all over my throat?" He looked at me strangely so I explained further. "I have a sore mouth and throat and need some of that Daktari stuff that does the trick." His face, betraying only the slightest ripple of irritation as he must have mentally referred to Page 52, sub para. 3 of the Chemists' Guide to 'Irritating Gits – the antiseptic disposal of'. Taking a deep breath, he quite calmly said: "We have got Bonjela, Strepsils and listed several other medications to boot."

"No," I replied, "I'm after that Daktari stuff that's orange gel out of a tube." "Oh, you mean this," he said, reaching out and producing a small box. "It's called Dactarin."

"That's the stuff," I replied, thinking you've got to be of a certain age to remember Daktari and all those elephants. Hans and Lotte Hass too!" (To be continued)


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