William and Ginger decide to be like Tennyson’s knights, rescuing damsels in distress amongst other things. Hearing a lady scream inside a house, they lock the person they believe is the culprit in a shed in the garden. In truth, a drama group is rehearsing – the real reason for the scream. William turns up to save the damsel, is thought to have come from an asylum, and is then followed into the house by the boys’ prisoner, now covered in coal dust. The only good thing about the whole event, William believes, was the cakes.
Originally featured in Home Magazine February 1921