IN THE EMERGENCY waiting room of Central Middlesex Hospital, Agnes and Cornelius Plant looked up as the lights suddenly dimmed, then winked out as the entire ward was plunged into darkness.
‘Hmm ... grommet failure no doubt,’ the Professor concluded. ‘One perished grommet and the whole world is thrown into chaos and uncertainty. The grommet of light and truth and order, routed by the infernal power of darkness. Hmm … that’s good.’
Taking out his notepad, he began scribbling blindly.