. . Tucked away in another thread Poor Finknottle has been issued with his P45: http://www.navy-net.co.uk/gash-barg...ce-harry-completes-tour-duty-afghanistan.html For a 'symathetic'/light-hearted look at why/how & what's next for his OH, Tam, I gained inspiration from Rum Rat's musings last summer, summarising an earlier Tam/Fink dilemma: http://www.navy-net.co.uk/gash-barge/66614-i-am-who-he.html Enjoy/endure this paltry offering as you find it ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From the final verse of that poem, above: Tragedy dear RR readers, has just besmote one ‘o those cantank’rus bleeders. So a coda is due, this tale to renew - for the sakes of all bottom feeders. ...then Tam-twin lurked in the back seat, no post has he made ever since, But Monty did sin, threw a crass remark in; which caused Finknottle to wince. Quoth he: 'Those anciens (wi’ mere comfort-years, rummed-up on a placid sea) know nothing, they, of perils we brave - frontline ‘gainst “Terry the T”. Your 'pinions thus are insigniff mush to each of us bold derring-doers.’ (His putdown implied a sneering aside - “ye sons of cowardly who-ers”) Now wise old Guzzler; his calm response I must emphasise here within verse, Umbrage well o’er due, yet he didn’t stew – responding with quite the reverse. But Finks flashed up in his righteousness – snatched at the tastily baited, Serious turned Venom swift; wi’ sarcastics ‘mongst long mutual hatred. Such Hullabaloo! Cue up him in blue – Reggy’s whistle was hastily blain, No period of calm nor warning of harm ‘fore Cutlass chopp’d Fink-Tam a’twain. Alas Finks is now banned by that Sergeant’s cruel hand; for a seemingly mild-ish transgression. But what now of twin, Tam; Will he poke off with his man? …Or return: Fresh from his counterpart’s lesson?