Mr Monkey soon came to the tower itself. He ran around the base, reading a set of metal panels and looking at the carvings above them. The panels all explained that the tower had been put up to celebrate the 400th anniversary of John Cabot's voyage to Newfoundland, and that the builders hoped that Britain and America would stay at peace with each other. The CCCC carved below each coat of arms is supposed to remind Romans which anniversary of the voyage it was. When he'd examined the base of the tower, Mr Monkey made it look taller by getting close and looking up at it, then jumped into Mr Rik's pocket to go inside.
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