Friday September 28, 2007
Book 9: The Body Politic
Part II: Royal Flush


Narrator:One uneventful funeral later. . .
Prelate Souf:Captain, I have studied more than a little bit of human culture.
Prelate Souf:Nowhere have I found brightly colored, conical hats and inflatable noisemakers to be appropriate funeral attire.
Prelate Souf:In fact, they only seem to appear during celebrations of the New Year and childrens' parties.
Captain Tagon:We were. . . Celebrating Xinchub's. . . Umm. . . Rebirth as an icon of your new society. . . and. . . umm. . .
Prelate Souf:Yes. Quite.
Prelate Souf:Here is your pay. Take your party hats and go.
Schlock:If it's over, I've got dibs on the cheese tray.