The Tonsil Tickler tasted and smelled very strongly of chloroform.
‘If my father has to saw off somebody’s leg,’ he said, ‘he pours chloroform on to a pad and the person sniffs it and goes to sleep and my father saws his leg off without him even feeling it’
‘But why do they put it into sweets and sell them to us?’…
‘Its a plot,’ Thwaites said. ‘A grown up plot to keep us quiet.’
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