Friday, November 18, 2005

v2n2: The Tour Guide

"The combined length of the vertebrae of the dinosaur is directly proportional to the inverse of the square root of the rhomboidal axes of its brain."

She was magnificent, he thought — fitting that she work at the museum, surrounded by unique and wondrous things. She navigated the exhibits with the confident grace of a tigress. The janitor leaned into his broom — enchanted, paralyzed — as she approached with her entourage.

"The name, homo erectus, derives from the upright posture of this specimen — the male often encountered stoop-shouldered and glassy-eyed during periods of inactivity." She winked at him.
He was in love.

— Ender

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