"I laughed, and went on with my egg."
England is not a serious place
You are kidding yourself if you think that this is swashbuckling.
I had forgotten, but we're not supposed to call them Green Men anymore, aren't we? Nowadays they're all "grassy boys" or "vegetative visages," but God help you if you call them Green M – you-know-whats, I should say.
A lot of things seem to be changing these days. Not the way they give out raffle tickets, though.
"The Curfew Bell is still rung from St. Peter's Church every night at 8 pm. This used to be called the Pigbell as it signalled the time that the animals could be put on to the street and that people should put out their fires."