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Stones in Wales
Posted to %afda by pieceoftheuniverse on 23 October 2000

Neil Ottenstein wrote:

> Is it stated in any FAQ explaining what the situation is with the stones
> in Wales in Long Dark Teatime of the Soul? If not, just what is going on?

According to the god who counted them, he lost count somewhere around a certain number that I can't really recall right now, but was no doubt somewhere around a billion.

Fortunately, I have a friend of a friend of a friend of a pal of an acquaintance of a cousin of the third aunt twice removed of a mother of the brother of an enemy of someone I used to know thirty years ago that I hadn't seen for six years until she called up just the other day to tell me this that says that he counted with a calculator, just pressing the = key as he found each new rock, which he would then mark in a special way so that he wouldn't accidentally re-count it. The number, he says, is:

He admits this may be an approximation, as his calculator ran out of space far too soon to be absolutely sure. Also, he had to come up with a fairly liberal discriminatory value between "rock" and "oversized grain of sand," which no doubt accounts for the somewhat high number.

> (It has been a long time since I've read it, but I think that is the
> nagging question about the book that I have.)

Don't let it bother you, lest you find yourself out in the middle of Whales with nothing more than the clothes on your back and a graphing calculator.

pieceoftheuniverse - who secretly believes the -real- answer is ...
well, we won't go there.


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