Thursday, May 26, 2011

In a manner of speaking...

"...He helped Arthur to some peanuts. 'How do you feel?', he asked him.
'Like a military academy,'said Arthur, 'bits of me keep on passing out.'

Ford stared at him blankly in the darkness.
'If I asked you where the hell we were,' said Arthur weakly, 'would I regret it?'
Ford stood up. 'We're safe,' he said.
'Oh good,'said Arthur.
'We're in a small galley cabin,'said Ford, 'in one of the spaceships of the Vogon Constructor Fleet.'

'Ah,' said Arthur,'this is obviously some strange usage of the word safe that I wasn't previously aware of."

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