Dealer No. 1 is drafted, finally, after all this time and three separate runs at it. I’ve just used up the last of my printer ink to put it on paper.
Chatting with Lishman today he made a couple of suggestions about the text that I wouldn’t normally have considered, especially the one concerning the geography of the story, but together with the second suggestion, something in the distance rang like a bell and I thought, yes, that will work.
Now for the redraft.