Karen leaned her head towards the cellar. No more explosions were forthcoming.

"The boards worked."

"Yes. It appears that one doesn't shatter another now."

"Four dozen bottles all at once. But now that we've got a better judge of the amount of sugar to use, and how to wire in the corks . . . "

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