From: Ed Murphy (emurphy42_at_socal.rr.com)
Date: Sat Jan 05 2002 - 21:34:22 PST

The cello is out and tuned, and Sebastian is practicing some riffs with
George, the town's only organ grinder - but they pause long enough for the
clocks to strike thirteen.  George will also be making a solo performance,
during which he will kiss his partner (the town's only monkey, who wears a
yellow hat).

At one end of the street (it has two), Sheila and Bruce carry the banner
that is to be strung between the lampposts.  It reads "Happy New Year" in
two languages - Fantasy, also the name of the village's official language;
and English, its lingua franca.  They expect to kiss tonight, but Bruce
has not decided whether to propose marriage.

"Hear ye, hear ye!" cries the town crier.  "The mayor has decreed that all
future fantasy rules shall reveal and illustrate a new rule of Fantasy
grammar; in fact, they shall be written entirely in Fantasy."

In addition, the next fantasy rule shall give the names of the town crier,
the mayor, and the monkey.  A note to this effect is hastily stapled to one
end of the banner.

Ed Murphy <emurphy42_at_socal.rr.com>          "I'm not sure I can go through
http://members.fortunecity.com/emurphy/      with it.  Leave, I mean."

Rule Date: 2002-01-06 05:36:25 GMT

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