This procedure was working splendidly. No one noticed that the knot securing the bucket on the nylon rope was loosening, until it undid itself altogether and the rope came up empty in Louis-Henri's hands. The bucket was floating away in the Bassin, and sinking as it went!
when one courageous (audacious?) soul stripped down to his swimming trunks and
went to the rescue of the rapidly sinking bucket. He retrieved it and we continued
the filling operation after a more seaworthy knot had been tied. Happily, local
law enforcement either didn't notice or overlooked this little swimming excursion.
|Louis-Henri read the declaration while standing ceremoniously in the waters of the Bassin Louise. Little Thomas came closer to actually swimming in them.
There was a nice write-up in the paper the next day, and I even got quoted, to my delight.