Thursday, January 5, 2017

Fate and penguins

Because I'm just the sort of person who keeps those sort of things, I happen to still have my "Nature Studies" copybook from third class, in 1981, when I was eight. And leafing through it the other night, as you do, I came across this very appropriate gem:

Essay entitled "Pengieins"

I obviously put a lot of effort into spelling penguins, but was tragically lacking a dictionary. It came with an illustration too:

Pencil drawing of several "pengieins" in their natural habitat.

(Please note the ice burger. I'm pretty sure that was a joke even then.)

So, clearly, Lilac's first adventure has been fated for a very long time.

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