Developed as the basis of other work by Jenny Moon,University of Exeter
Two lovers lived in towns that were separated by a large hot desert. One was called Victoria and the other, Albert. Though they e-mailed each other passionately, it was really Victoria who wanted to cross the desert to Albert but the desert was too dry and hot for her to walk across it. One of her neighbours, Fred, had an ancient Land Rover and she asked him to take her over to Albert. He said he would do so if she gave him the gold bracelet that only recently had been sent to her by Albert. She refused because she knew Albert would be devastated if she was not wearing the bracelet and, besides, it had belonged to his mother who was now dead. It could not be replaced. So she went to her so-called friend Archibald and explained the situation but he said he could not or would not help. She was now desperate and went back to Fred and very sadly gave him her bracelet, which he took once he had driven her over the desert and delivered her to Albert's house.
Victoria then had to explain the loss of the bracelet to Albert. Albert responded furiously, telling her she could have no place in his life. In desperation, she called one of his friends, George, on her mobile. George was deeply saddened at the situation and marched straight round to Albert's house and beat him up. Victoria watched this process with delight.
© RoutledgeFalmer (2004)