and myself and my family were holidaying in Largs for the second
year running. If I recall correctly, we were in a shop where there was a
display of this particular toy in action and, being impressed, my brother
immediately bought one. I still remember, holiday over and back home,
watching Slinky making his way down the stairs in our hallway. It really
did seem like something alive, so my eardrums were grateful for the
absence of COLIN CLIVE's histrionics as the amazing toy per-
formed his perambulations for our entertainment and enjoyment.
Maybe one day Slinky will be able to make his way up the
stairs as well as down. If that ever happens, I'll be sure to buy
another one. In the meantime, here's the 'lad' himself.