'C-5 to K-8: Checkmate. Wilson made a note of the score and rewarded the brains with a piece from Elgar’s Serenade for Strings. Plugging up the following pair of suspended cerebrums, he engaged them in a game of cribbage to alleviate their otherwise tortuous existence and distract them while he scrubbed with a toothbrush at the insides of their jars, clouded with week-old solution.'

Illustrated by David Huglin