Week beginning 15.3.21
Augustus was quite white as he brushed the side of the boat with the wire brush. He felt like a block of ice and would have liked a small fire beside him. When the boat arrived at the next lock, a strange man ran along beside it. He jumped on and went inside the cabin, without waiting to be invited. Augustus saw him begin to write. Then the two men began talking in low voices. Augustus could only hear the words "price", "divide", "require" and "hire". What did it all mean?