What George didn't know was that I had recently stored a couple of paintings under Jonny's bed, to keep them safe. Not just any paintings, they were done by an artist who, way back in the 60's and 70's exhibited and sold his work in New York, London, on the continent. His work isn't to everyone's taste, I really like some of them, but really it is the story behind the works which make them special to me.
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He often represented himself as a fish, not surprising, given his surname! This one is called The Interrogator, Finn Haddock represented himself as the red fish.
To cut a long story short, without any knowledge that the paintings were there, George had a terrible night. When he got up this morning he said he would never sleep in that room again... The room had changed shape and he was being tortured in the darkness, in a pit. He said he felt as though someone was trying to pull his body apart. Obviously this is a highly edited version, but George isn't given to fanciful notions.
The story of how I bought the paintings (at auction) is for another post.