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Ducie

Chris Freeman

(Smashwords edition)


Published by Chris Freeman at Smashwords



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Royal law of Ducie Island - Section 32

Maintenance of Demographic Stagnation

By the order of the Gods and the current reigning monarch, the people of the island of Ducie without disdain or exception will adhere to the following prescription:

The population of Ducie shall remain at a level of 61 persons or less without exception.

- For the purpose of comprehension, the word ‘population’ refers to permanent residents of Ducie. The following will not be considered part of Ducie’s population count:

1) Non-human species, including amphibians, birds, fish, insects, mammals, reptiles and plant life.

2) Unsolicited arrival of human life on our shores for the purpose of either invasion or acquaintance. (Any such arrival however, should be addressed and disposed of as soon as is physically feasible.)

- The return of our Saviour for his inevitable and glorious second coming.

- A foetus contained wholly within another human being, from the point of conception to the moment the child leaves its carrier’s body entirely.

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