Rowland thought that for a long time did not see the scarecrow. As a boy he came to London, before the fifth of November straw men could be seen everywhere. Children put their outputs in the subway, on the street corners, in stores. He remembered the solemn preparations for the fireworks, the sharp smell of gunpowder. Each year, she and her mother, tightly wrapped in a coat, installed missiles in bottles of milk in the abandoned and deserted garden, wrote on the wall of a magic spell: "Vesuvius", "Krakatoa".