Septh Thornton, peers out of his bedroom window in the early hours of the morning. A plane flies low over the village. He sees its dark shape outlined by lightning as its engines splutter, as if in trouble.
Little did he know that moment in time would change his life. Cause no end of trouble for his Uncle Charlie, give a voice to a donkey, set a school bully in his place, as well as meet the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill.
It was all to do with the ball, in the box, in the bag.