This evening, I got talking to a 4-year-old I know. He told me about his pre-school, and his teachers. Then he told me that the Queen would be visiting his school very soon, and that she would kill all the naughty boys. I'm not sure whether this idea was the product of his own fervent imagination, or that of a mischievous schoolfellow, or of an ingenious teacher, but he seemed quite in earnest, and quite anxious about the royal visit. To me, another testament that judgment day, at least imaginatively, is not far from every one of us.