Thursday, January 8, 2009

A Message Arrives

Scene: the faculty rooms of the University of Saxe-Bearstein.

A special messenger from the Grand Duchy of Hetzenberg is finally admitted to the presence of Doctor Iago Knappenburger, who has been busily engaged in establishing the legal faculty of the university.

However, upon examining the seals on the thick packet that the messenger carries, the good doctor sets his current work aside and opens the packet. After reading for a while he calls for his secretary to cancel all further meetings for the day . . . he has much to research and much to think about . . . the situation presented in the Grand Duchy of Hetzenberg is one of grave import for the peace of all Uropa.


Bluebear Jeff said...

Visit the Grand Duchy of Hetzenberg to learn what the letter is all about. Just click on one of the links in the main post.

-- Jeff

Herzog Ignaz said...

I do hope that Herr Doktor Knappenburger takes suitable precautions while burning the midnight oil in pursuit of his researches. A weltfremdlich academic tired and working alone might easily stumble into misadventure--a fall, a dropped lamp igniting a fire--which could completely derail the research and be untraceable to any foreign power anxious about the possible ramifications of Herr Doktor's findings...

abdul666 said...

It must be confessed -with the deepest shame and regret- that, while we had an eye for some time on *that* nunnery, up to very recently -too recently- our interest had no other object than Sister Mary Amadeus and her interesting, if noisy, experiments.