Scenes of Mild Peril

  • the security guards use incredibly antiquated equipment and language, voice tubed made of brass and rubber, Alun's bike is taken away by an "Ostler" (and comes back 'reshod' with new tires)
  • mention that they don't want to let the Ostler go because he's been there for so long, although he looks relatively young
  • Alun gets a wooden security pass - is it wood, or may be brass? How does it work...
  • "Email" is short for "Express Mail" which is delivered by a vacuum tube system, on paper, printed with vegetable ink made from beetroot