The local assembly has passed the controversial bill on using the ancient castle for commercial purposes. The castle has served as a Municipal corporation for a time and will soon be renovated into a shopping mall . The renovation might necessitate the demolition of a wing and with that another ancient treasure will fall victim to the march of modernization.
The basement houses portraits ,manuscripts , correspondences , jewelleries – remnants of the lords and ladies who dwelled in the castle . The saloon entrance hall stages plays on important historical events , on Saturdays.
It is Fred and Joe’s second visit to the castle , incidentally also the last day of the Saturday play . The castle will be closed for renovation works, beginning Monday . Fred and Joe bypass the entrance hall and go down to the basement. Behind Henry the Eighth’s life-like portrait lies the key to the jewellery cabinet and their comfortable future. X-ray proof bags would ensure a smooth exit. Tick tock , the precious minutes run.”God save the queen ” announcing the end of the play synchronises with their about-turn.
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