by Lions – or so he would have you think...
A gravelly voice emitted in strident tones
across the hardware shop heralds the arrival of Billy, widely known
conservation maverick and swashbuckling expert on all things wild. He stands, feet astride and hands on hips in
his uniform of too short shorts (worn in all weathers) paired with beige suede
safari boots, khaki socks and a short sleeved shirt. He is holding forth on the
state of poaching to an unsuspecting older timer who only dropped in for a replacement
‘Bloody Chinese. Poaching’s now worse than
it was in the 80s.’ Billy says, not noticing that Mr Chan from the Chinese
restaurant is standing at the far end of a long counter waiting to be served....