The introduction included this section:
"A maths experiment to get you into hot water".
Not long after publication, Scholastic received this letter.
(The name and address of the sender have been blanked out. This is not because we have to, it's because we don't wish to cause any embarrassment to the writer's son.)
Here is Kjartan Poskitt's reply.
"It's a masterclass in slow-burning sarcasm..." Scholastic editor 1999
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