We are taking a much needed break. At this particular juncture
of the hallways, the light is still good and the smell tolerable. I have
suggested to young Z'beatrice, my summer Intern, that if she wishes to get home for tea she should
leave now. It appears she is going to stay with me. Frankly, that is quite fine
with me. Sometimes there are things in these cages that get loose, things that
rumble around in their crates and I could use the extra help if we have to lasso
any of them back on the shelves.
I have found as we have walked this
particular tunnel, Z'beatrice has little to say. She seems overwhelmed with the
scope of these storage facilities. She also seems slightly concerned about the
sounds she hears or thinks that she hears coming from unknown
On another note I am perplexed about the untied ribbon on Cage
Number 14392. I distinctly remember tying a very special knot when I finished
working in there. It was at the time I was studying the Girl scout Manual, that
I had found on the bus ride, to work. I assume Girl Scouts are young women in
training to be scouts for Time Travelers. I know Sir Corkey has hired a few to
lead expeditions. I found the knot tying very informative. AND, I distinctly
remember practicing, a Round Turn & Two Half Hitches knot, on that Cage door
when I finished working in there.
I am proud to say that I had mastered
the list of knots. There is no way that simply came undone.
So, who has
been in that cage? Otto? Warren? I know the mail room is a rather dull and
boring place to work but I didn't think they had the initiative to actually
explore these lower levels.
I shall need to speak to them when we
Z'beatrice seems to have the idea that we shall be returning home
this evening in time for supper having missed high tea. I have tried to explain
to her that this is a rather long expedition and that we shall be traveling for
a few days. I do wish she had brought her own toothbrush.
Luckily, I am
prepared and in my kit I have extras of most everything except ......well, there
really isn't any reason to go into that here.
It's time to move on. We
have rested enough and have eaten our protein bars. A swig of water and then off
we go. Until later, dear diary.
With great dedication,
(Reposted from 2010 by request of a small handful of Z'bea followers)