Poor Mr Gnome, lofty of thought, virtuous of conduct, pure of heart - and yet, when it comes to certain products, a total retail-recidivist.
Egged on by the Human Being, he poses beside this luscious i-Pod Nano, which is not in the least bit borrowed.
Pause and listen.
Yes, those unattractively sibilant cries of 'My preciousss, my preciouss....' are indeed emanating from the shameless lips of the product-sated Human Being.
But what's not to love about this small-but-exquisite masterpiece of modern engineering?
Elegant, easy to use, intuitive, simple, beautiful.
Yikes, we're getting carried away.
It's a jolly good toy and we like it very much. We promise to play with it nicely and not to break it.