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The Slippery Map by N. E. Bode

By N. E. Bode

If you have ever whiled away a day dreaming of one other global, you then recognize that position is genuine. Oyster R. inn has dreamed of one other global for nearly his entire lifestyles. (But that is in basic terms understandable—he's been raised in a nunnery. Do you're thinking that nuns approve of swinging from the belfry? Of elevating tadpoles within the holy water? Of enjoying the organ in any respect hours? They do not.) Oyster did not even be aware of that imaginations should be mapped; he slightly knew he had an mind's eye. yet then a gust of wind and voice ship him on a dizzying journey in a silver bucket, and Oyster unearths himself, his personal map in hand, in anyone else's imaginary world—a position the place rivers breathe and sugar snows down from the sky. Whose international is it? And what does it need to do with Oyster's map? you will have to learn the e-book to determine. think that.

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I’m a numbskull,” Oyster said. “I’m difficult. ” “The nuns and Mrs. Fishback. ” “The nuns and Mrs. Fishback? ” “Right, right, of course,” the Mapkeeper said, as if she’d just been stupid for asking the question. “Did this Mrs. ” “Not out loud,” Oyster said. “I mean, the nuns can’t talk. But they feel it. ” “Oh,” the Mapkeeper said. ” Oyster was shocked that he’d said this aloud. He’d thought it, of course, but he was surprised to hear the words bounce around the shop. ” “I don’t know,” Oyster said.

As Mrs. Fishback bullied her way across town, she talked about Leatherbelly’s own appointment to have his teeth looked at by the dentist—on the cheap, a twofor-one special. “He’s the one who needs dental work! * 23 * The Slippery Map Look at my little prince. His poor, little, crooked smile. Who cares if Oyster R. Motel has a chipped tooth? ” Oyster ignored her as best as he could. He was trying to concentrate on the view. He only got these little wisps of the real world once or twice a year, and it didn’t seem fair that the seat belt was in the way.

Leatherbelly whined and pawed at Mrs. Fishback, who was trying to keep her hands on the wheel. ” Oyster told her. The bristly muzzle poked its way through the glove compartment and shot toward Oyster’s face. Did it have * 29 * The Slippery Map teeth? Oyster dodged and saw its stiff, snakelike body fly by. It landed behind Oyster, on the floor between the backseats. Mrs. Fishback finally wheeled crazily into a parking lot, swerved into a spot, and slammed on the emergency brake. Since she wasn’t wearing a seat belt, her pudgy nose smacked the steering wheel; and she screamed out, covering her face with her hands.

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