Tourist Trap

garden maze

The grand old English garden mazes such as the one at Hampton Court have been tourist attractions for generations. I read (in a Georgette Heyer novel, I’m afraid) that they kept a man stationed in a high seat, like a lifeguard’s seat, with a view of the whole maze. If a visitor got stuck, this man would be able to call out directions to the exit.

If rats came to visit such a maze, could there be any question what they would expect to find in the middle?