MISC: The Girl Who Saved the World, Part 16 in some arithmetic base

Drew Perron pwerdna at gmail.com
Mon Dec 28 12:16:47 PST 2015

On 12/11/2015 11:50 PM, George Phillies wrote:
> “Of
> course, it was two Americans who separately entered the Maze and were the only
> challengers ever to survive, quitting while they were ahead.”
> Some of Buncombe’s colleagues turned beet red.  Four appeared to be struggling
> to avoid breaking into laughter at his tweaking of the lion’s tail.

Ah, yes, this is some good conflict. <3

> We are a poor but thrifty nation and have better uses for our
> meager resources.”  Buncombe silently congratulated himself on saying his final
> few sentences with a straight face. It was hardly a secret that the American
> Republic was by a very considerable margin the wealthiest country in the world.

Interesting. So why is this charade allowed to continue?

>  From the looks on various faces, Buncombe had indeed set several foxes loose in
> neighboring chicken coops.  American foreign policy had for centuries been based
> on total noninvolvement in foreign affairs. Protecting southern neighbors from
> the IncoAztecan Empire was viewed as a domestic matter, given the series of wars
> that had been fought between America and the Aztecans. And now, Buncombe
> thought, he had announced a minor change in American foreign policy.

Innnnnteresting. <3

Drew "fun times in worldbuilding" Perron

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