direction, purposes or routine. All his life he has operated in top gear, and suddenly he has had to make an emergency stop. From now on, all the mundane little things of life will become magnified into major events - three act dramas that will strain Victor's limited patience to breaking point. Luckily he is blessed with a well- adjusted wife. Margaret beleives that life must go on and there's little point in fretting and fuming - and she suggests that maybe he could get his old conjuring tricks down from the loft.