Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Of dots and curls - Part 2

Colon, meanwhile, was unhappy. He liked introducing people to other people. So, he liked throwing parties. But, his last party had been a disaster. His cousins Period, Semicolon and Comma had absolutely refused to sit next to each other; Space had scandalised everyone by insisting on sitting next to EnDash; and the Uppercases had been a pain since they brought their lowercase legions with them and expected Colon to feed everyone. Now, Colon made all his money from introducing people to other people, and couldn't really afford to feed the two, or three, or more lowercase legions that Uppercases always turned up with. And, he couldn't stop the Uppercases from bringing in their legions because the senate had enacted the Drop Cap policy.

"I know what", though Colon as a sudden idea dawned on him. "I'll turn the legions against one another. They would keep banging against each other since I wouldn't invite Period, and since I would definitely not invite Bullet."


So it happened at Colon's next party. And the Uppercases stood gazing upon the carnage, sighing, and thinking, "Oh, what a tangled web we weave".


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