The PON duo approach the new day with their customary enthusiasm. The croissant bearing waitress at the cafe under the arcades receives a lick of delight from Bob. Sophie is more sparing with her affections.
The cheerful man at the wine shop has a strong stutter. When he speaks to Angus this disappears entirely and he becomes lucidity personified. This may say something about the way Angus speaks French. Today the wine man has received a shipment of Spanish rose . '' It's not a serious wine but worth trying. Once ". He repeats the ' once '. I ask if he has any New Zealand or American wine. He looks back at me in the way the French do when they run into someone completely mad. My question doesn't warrant an answer.
'The font' arrives back near midnight . Bob and Sophie wake when they hear the car come round the bend at the foot of the hill. Sophie overcomes her reticence and turns into a squealing '' Thank God you're home " bundle of joy. Flock reunited, normal service resumed, PON heaven.