Mr Monkey scampered along to the Assembly Rooms, designed by the younger John Wood. These were known as the Upper Rooms before the Lower Rooms burned down, and were the most fashionable place for entertainment in the evening. Everyone had to go home at eleven o'clock sharp on Beau Nash's orders. Mr Monkey carried on until he came to the end of The Paragon. Jane Austen's aunt and uncle lived on this street, which was the route into Bath for visitor's carriages.
Mr Monkey spotted one of King Bladud's pigs outside the Assembly Rooms and another on Lansdown Road.
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