As you can see, Nick has agreed to stay. After a load of back and forthing, and intense behind the scenes negotiation, we reached agreement.
We doubled his pay, he gets a bigger dressing room (ie, he gets to move out of the mens room), has a night off every month to go sample the delights of Zanzibar New Town, and now and then I have one of the locals scrubbed and sent to his tent.
Apparently that’s enough to keep him happy. That, and the chance to keep working with his hoard of Zanzibarian kitties.