Mr Monkey scurried out to the Terrace, which overlooks the Great Bath. He examined the Victorian statues of Romans around the Terrace, then looked down into the Great Bath. The Roman parts of the baths were mislaid some time after the Romans left Britain and were only found again in the late nineteenth century. The statues around the terrace were made in 1894 to be ready for the re-opening in 1897. As a surface washable only creature Mr Monkey disapproves of baths on principle, but he did rather think it was careless to lose such a big one for so long.
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