“Come in number 5, your time is up!”
the call came from the man on the sidelines.
“But, there are two number 5s!” you exclaim.
“The number 5 with a blue sail, not the number 5 with a red sail!” added the man, for clarity.
With a degree of mumbling, and decidedly unhappy, the number 5 craft (with the blue sail) and its occupants headed for the shore.
“That was never half-of-an-hour!” said the man rowing. Number 7 should have come in – he wasn’t even trying to row!”
Number 5 reached the shore, the crew leapt out, and sat on a nearby bench watching the colourful sails that remained ply the lake’s placidity.
Number 7 soon took the row-in calmly, and its pleasure-sailors headed off for their goal of a hot drink and something orange to eat.