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    Geoff and Clare make the case for a library to Ignatius as Thaddeus decides that he's fighting a lost cause.

    I don't usually jump on a soap box, but I feel that simple, universal literacy would be the solution to the vast majority of the world's problems. I'll stop there.

    In general, I'm trying to have more of my pages be something besides 'talking heads', but in this case, it seemed to fit - the thought of Thaddeus futilely trying to warn the world at large that 'outside reading' will be the end of civilization as we know it seemed to fit with him throwing up his hands (metaphorically) and having a drink.

Drawing completed - 29 APR 2010
Drawing posted - 05 MAY 2010

20 JUNE 2001 Wednesday - 2000
Page 64
Black Kettle Pub

    "We tried living in ignorance, centuries ago. It didn't work out very well, by all accounts," Ignatius countered. "Besides, just as the best laid schemes gang aft agley, not every rash action results in ruin."

    "Well, if His Honour, the Mayor o Otterstow decrees . . . " Thaddeus conceded, albeit with a hint of sarcasm.

    "Course, it'd be a damn sight easier to read something else if we had a library," Geoff added.

    "Niver let it be said I didna provide fair warnin," Thaddeus absolved himself of Otterstow's future descent into chaos.

    "It's never been brought up before," Ignatius said, referring to Geoff's comment, rather than Thaddeus' warning.

    "I dinna knaw why I waste ma breath," Thaddeus grumbled.

    "Could Otterstow have a library?" asked Clare.
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