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THE DUCKS OF DOOM

Chapters 31-60

A WEEKLY SERIAL

by Robert Arthur Smith

rasmithr@yahoo.com

http://www.duckparade.com

THE DUCKS OF DOOM was a 2002 Independent e-Books Award finalist.

Copyright 2000-2009,

Robert Arthur Smith,

All rights reserved.

CHAPTER 31: VLOD IRONBEAK'S PROBLEM


Vlod Ironbeak paced the floor in a mood of bitter anguish.

How had it come to this! The irony of it! Everything he had ever dreamed of; all of his plots and schemes depended on a wimpy, air-headed canard of a duck.

WHY, WHY, WHY did Macklin have to be the ONE? Why was that fool the only one who could build a model of the model railroad Lenore had foreseen them in her vision!

And if he failed, who knew what disasters would follow! Things that had been foreseen would cease to exist, and could, therefore, not have been foreseen, which would mean that Lenore could not have existed, because of double negatives.

"Polydoor!" yelled Vlod. "Oh Polydoor!"

It wasn't unusual for the past to change, of course; archaeologists from the Museum of Strange Things meddled with it all the time. But that was different; archaeologists only changed the past to fit the artifacts they discovered.

They were trained professionals.

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