Mr Monkey paused some more to watch some children doing some kind of Belgian thing involving singing in Dutch and pretending to be the Three Wise Men, except that there were four of them. The one spinning the straw star on its pole was probably an angel. Leaving the square, Mr Monkey thought the red street lamps looked attractive, and wondered how much putting in red bulbs cost*.
* In the morning he realised they'd just wrapped red plastic around the ordinary lights, which was effective, but not exciting.
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