Monkey lives in the Water Curtain Cave on the Mountain of Fruit and Flowers, and one of the mortal places he lives is in small blue-and-white statue in the vestibule of Katya’s mom’s house.

Her Majesty, Queen Victoria, had spoken and written so strongly against the pollution of coal-burning vehicles that public sentiment had turned against it. Parliament was debating – and would probably pass – laws against internal combustion conveyances.