An excerpt from “the Torkle sequence”

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Copyright © 2007, Michael M Wayman

They made a great noise, they hit things, bits of metal, bits of wood and stretched skin. They wanted to make a great noise. And after the great noise the burning flames. Cowboys and Red Indians, Superman and Charlie Chaplin, kings and queens, cavemen and mad professors, top hats and bonnets, beauty queens and monsters: each holding a burning torch in the raised right hand.

The women's bicycle band was from Holland, the bicycles were customised for the drums. More blazing flames. The German Fanfarenkorps blew their trumpets.