Petronella always went to a lot of trouble when it came to finding her son the right birthday present. Jason’s eleventh birthday was coming up and she knew exactly what to give him: a day’s pass to the local adventure playground.
She dropped Jason and a friend off at the entrance and told them to be good and enjoy themselves.
When Jason was at the top of the Ferris wheel it jammed. Jason panicked. He screamed. Eventually he was rescued.
Petronella’s birthday gift to her son lasted a life time; for the rest of his life he had a fear of heights.