Junior Earplug Adventures: Plunging into Peril (Part Thirty-Two)


Sadly, despite the gift of intellect and reason, the newly intelligent cable ends found it necessary to pray to the ‘gods’ and give thanks and to ask for more…

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And their prayers appeared to be answered, because soon their basic agriculture…

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…quickly expanded into a vast monoculture that stretched to the (very limited) horizon…

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…with linking tracks for easy access to the resultant crop. Then the golden cable end introduced the idea of cottage industry…

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…which quickly escalated to the construction of a protective wall around the village…

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…to keep out any wandering Angling Land Lobster  Squids…

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…which, once winter finally arrived…

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…meant that they beat their stupid heads…

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…against it in utter futility…

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They also took the opportunity to invest time and energy in the development of the stair case and informative signage…

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And when, in the following spring, the cottage industry grew into a much larger affair…

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…it meant that some cable ends could work the Night Shift…

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…which gave them the necessary personal wealth to move into newly built concrete condominiums…

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…and to buy enough exterior emulsion to paint them a pleasant shade of yellow…

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But still they prayed to their ‘gods’ …

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…because they couldn’t quite believe that (without the gods help) they were really smart enough to invent flush toilets, elasticated underpants, and construct a Nul-Space generator…

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…with which to power their growing civilisation.

© Paul Trevor Nolan

 

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