Each chapter ends with a 'quip or amusing comment.' This is a favourite.
'Quip: It’s nice to know that even Bill Gates, with all of his billions, can’t have my address.
Yeoman Warder Moira Cameron.
To me, this ends the first part of the book with a grand example of their story telling gifts. The photo is also appropriate because it shows Yeoman Clerk Wilson after talking with Lady Dannatt, whom he greatly respected.
'A Final Word:It does astonish me how many people don’t believe there are residents in the Tower. This became very apparent to me when my wife and I did a bit of shopping and took a taxi back from Oxford Street. I told the driver we wanted to go to the Tower.
‘No, Tower of London, please.’
I said, ‘Yes, I know, I live there.’
He said, ‘No, you don’t.’
I said, ‘Yes, I do.’
‘OK,’ he said.
Eventually, we arrived and he said, ‘Here’s the Tower of London.’
I said, ‘I know, keep going, through the gates.’
He said, ‘You can’t go through there.’
I said, ‘Go down through the gates,’ which he did.
At the gate, I said to the Yeoman Warder on duty, ‘Hello, Kevin. You all right?’
He said, ‘Yeah, right, fine, Phil.’
I directed the driver all the way around until we reached the other side by the chapel where the ancient tower is. I said, ‘Do you see the top of that tower?’
‘That’s where I live.’ And then I said, ‘How much is that?’ and he said, ‘I can’t charge you.’
‘No, you taught me a good lesson!’
Yeoman Clerk Phil Wilson