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Patron: Why do you care how I read this book?
Martin: I’m charged with protecting the collection. Also, licking your fingers is a bit grotesque.

Patron: You should be happy I’m interested in books.
Martin: I am.

Martin: But I’d be happier if you stopped depositing your sputum in them. Books that are repeatedly exposed to moisture are more likely to --


4 thoughts on “135”

  1. tudza says:

    He could always poison the pages.
    I’m sure he’s read that story.

  2. Paul says:

    A fatal exception 0E has occurred at 0028:C0011E36 in REF LIBRARIAN(MARTIN).
    The current application will be terminated.

    * Press any key to terminate the current application.
    * Press CTRL+ALT+DEL again to restart your computer. You will lose any unsaved information in all applications.

    Press any key to continue.

  3. David says:

    I understand the gentleman is attempting to be loquacious, however, I cannot deduce if he is employing the word ‘grotesque’ properly. Your thoughts on the matter?

    1. Ignatz says:

      Yes, I think “gross” was what he intended. “Grotesque” usually refers to having an odd appearance.

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