Stefan adjusted the rope in his harness, and slide the last lead panel into place.
“It really is quite a view,” he said to his colleague Andre, who was dressing the panel.
“It is, but I really don’t see why we had the come up here and raise the spire by a metre,” Andre said.
“It’s because of Saint Nicholas,” Stefan observed.
“What does he have to do with it?” Andre asked confusedly.
“Not the man – the church,” Stefan replied. “Risenburg has built a new tower on St Nicholas’, so we need to make St Hilda’s taller.”
Andre pondered this for a moment and then said, “Well personally, I think our lord bishop is trying to compensate for something.”