The rewards of academia:
"So, if there's anything you ever need to know about the Uta Codex -- anything at all -- my book is the one to look to." He takes a moment to extol the beauty and clarity of its forty-odd full-colour leaves, with endearing enthusiasm. Putting down the book, he adds, his voice gaining a hint of sadness, "To my knowledge, it is currently half off at the university bookstore. My life's work ... yours for forty dollars." He sniffs.
We all go "aw" appropriately.
A student raises her hand.
She asks, "If we buy one and bring it to you, would you sign it?"
He's staring at her in wonder. His reply is in tones of the most profound gratitude:
His sad-puppy sales pitch almost worked. I was this close to getting a copy.
posted at 11:09:44 pm
2. As "Americana" defines itself as artefacts of American culture, "Gloriana" consists of the artefacts of my culture.
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