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Bidding for a Good Day
By Urpo Lankinen
Saturday, July 21, 2007

Rated "PG13" by the Author.

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Two rogues - okay, at least the other of them - end up buying a work of art that doesn't seem to make much sense. Finding out what really goes on is a little bit more challenging...

Originally published online in English in July 30, 2006.

(Caution: Recent review suggests that the conclusion is unsatisfactory and the translation is less funny than the original version. But I hope it's interesting nevertheless!)

A lot of nasty stuff happened in early morning hours in the harbour of the
great city of Anchorfall. This was hardly surprising, of course. There
really was nothing at all to the fact that the Dwellers of Twilight
nested there. The bigger problem was that certain people elected to
conduct “legitimate business” there.

This “legitimate business” included all sorts of terrible things
the folk of the dark was far too honourable to participate in.
For example, Owninson's Docks were here. Most of the ships and
boats that had been built there lay, with their commissioners,
on the seabed just outside of Anchorfall Bay. The latest of the
ships had been launched early this morning; two protagonists
of our story took a short breather on their way, and stood a while
guessing how far the ship could go before sinking. Unlike the
ship in question, they got to their destination safely and in
due time.

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