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June 11, 2008

The Dark Lord's Tower

Our train pulled into Northampton station, which was odd in itself, because it wasn't supposed to go anywhere near Northampton. I'd asked to sit at a table; I like the tables, and they seem to be dying out. They foster conversation on trains, which is, on the whole, a good thing. And I was whiling away this slow and deviated journey by conversing with the other people at my table. The man sitting next to me pointed to the tower, and asked us to guess what it was. We were all wrong. Repeatedly. But I was wrongest, with my explanation that it had fallen through a rift in the space-time continuum from one of those fantasy worlds where the evil-doers build very tall and largely featureless towers. All the better to drop things from a very great height, you see.

Like, say, lifts.

Photo from Simon Hammond's Flickr stream; CC licensed for which thanks

Posted by Alison Scott at June 11, 2008 01:21 AM


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