Eventually Mr Monkey got to the top of the staircase and came out onto the walkway around the bell lantern. He'd have found all those steps quite tiring to climb if he hadn't been in Mr Rik's pocket most of the time. He spent his time at the top wisely, examining stone angels and gargoyles, and making Mr Rik look over the parapet to see what a drop of 190 feet into Albert Square looked like. The angels are 9 feet high, and there's one above each clock face.
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