, which had once been used merely for decorative
purposes during the festivals of the leap, were now found in every room
of every apartment, taking the place of artificial light.

The very same engineers who dealt with the Leaning Tower of Pisa were brought over to assess the situation.

‘’It wants to go,'’ they said.

‘’Well, what can you say about that?'’ the mayor of New York asked.

To which they replied, ‘’There’s nothing to say about that.'’