My second cage-bauble was given me by a friend who used to give me lovely things whenever she came to stay at my house. She went through a phase of giving me extraordinary baubles. It usually holds my Dot Matrix action figure, but it was time she got out a bit more, so I sent her off to play with the glow-in-the-dark dinosaurs in the light-thicket by the television. Instead (and not before time) I imprisoned the cthulu polyps I'd bought for some halloween party or other. They're so sweet at that age.

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Photographs and tree-dressing by Jeremy Dennis