“We need some kind of analogy,” said I.
“Riiiight,” said the MP.
“Time is a line.”
“A telephone line?”
“A washing line?”
“No, a time line.”
“So time starts at the beginning and travels forward to the end.”
“You are sounding very sarcastic today MP.”
“Anyway, when time travelling backwards or forwards from a fixed location it is like taking a thread from a piece of cloth and pulling it then making it touch either lower down the cloth or higher up.”
“That sounds quite understandable,” commented the MP who sounded less dippy.
“The precincts are outside of time and therefore able to touch the cloth anywhere.”
“But doesn’t that mean…”
“It is a working analogy, don’t delve into its accuracy too deeply or you might find big holes in it.”
You mean like the time moths have taken big chunks out of it?”
“No I don’t.”
“Can we go back in time or what?”
“I’ll let you.”
“Where shall I send A1 so he gets re-routed back here just before Grunkel is released?”
“If you send him to the end of the world minus six minutes that should re-route him to just before Grunkel escapes.”