By John DeChancie
While a malfunction within the magical security procedure of Lord Incarnadine's fort Perilous moves in the course of the lord's get together, gladiators, thieves, painted women, and furry beasts locate themselves spinning via area.
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Said Ford suddenly to Arthur. Arthur, struggling through his third pint, looked round at him. “Why? ” He had given up being surprised, there didn’t seem to be any point any longer. Ford clicked his tongue in irritation. “Drink up,” he urged. At that moment the dull sound of a rumbling crash from outside filtered through the low murmur of the pub, through the sound of the jukebox, through the sound of the man next to Ford hiccupping over the whisky Ford had eventually bought him. Arthur choked on his beer, leaped to his feet.
For instance, he had spent those fifteen years pretending to be an out-of-work actor, which was plausible enough. He had made one careless blunder though, because he had skimped a bit on his preparatory research. The information he had gathered had led him to choose the name “Ford Prefect” as being nicely inconspicuous. He was not conspicuously tall, his features were striking but not conspicuously handsome. His hair was wiry and gingerish and brushed backward from the temples. His skin seemed to be pulled backward from the nose.
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