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    Clarse cleared his throat again. Imploringly.

    The homunculus behind the imposing desk twitched slightly. Slit-pupiled eyes behind rimless lenses raised from the small pile of coins Clarse had deposited and focused on him. "The map you want is on the third tier of the fourth gallery in the locked cabinet. The altruscant behind you" - a scaled... hand descended on Clarse's right shoulder - "has the key and will escort you. I advise you not to trouble it in any way so close to feeding time."

    Clarse swallowed.

    The homunculus peered at the new library card Clarse had just completed. "Excellent. I see you were able to squeeze out enough of your blood to sign your name in full. You may go seek the map."

    "Seek?" Clarse ventured.

    "Ah yes. It seems we have several hundred maps to that swamp/alligator/grebe/jewel etc. etc. in that cabinet. At least one of them is accurate. We really do need to update the catalog. If you can determine which one it is, it would be most helpful of you to let us know. Good luck with your search and I remind you the Interminable Library closes for the day in one hour."

    The hand on Clarse's shoulder turned him gently to the right and pointed at a steep stair descending into darkness...

    "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

    by xaxnar on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 05:38:37 PM PST

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