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SEA CZAR CITY, THE DIARIES, PAGE 22, MARCH 12 CONTINUED

“In the words of the immoral card, Gillem Lakesneer”, intoned Tells’ majestic voice, “Let sheep quit the traveled weave of fair.”

“What does that mean?” asked Jerry Rigg, who was among those crowded around the great wine salesman.

“It means nothing” answered Tells “the beauty is in the languish.

Lakesneer had the greatest quillmanship of all climes.

‘Good light cheat prints, let kites of angles lend you pest!’

What other sayright had such a string of hits?

‘The Strategy Of Sackbreath’ (known to the superstitious as The Clotish Play),’ Richard The Turd’, ‘Memory He Ate” (best of the zombie cycle), ‘Gimlet, The Quince Of Tenbark’, and ‘The Mention Of Vengeance'”.

With that Tells rose from Frank’s chair and turning to the barber, said:”I’ll not insult your tonsorial art with a mere stipend, but rather impart to you a moment of history.

Here, my good man, are two tickets to my performance with the delightful ZaZa LaPlume.

We are doing ‘Strip As You Like It’ at the King Leer in Reclina, one night hence.”

Then with a twirl of his coattails, he was out the door.

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SEA CZAR CITY, THE DIARIES, PAGE 21, MARCH 12 CONTINUED

I left Lee Z, Jitters and Smokey Banter at the store and headed for Snippet’s Barber Shoppe.

I figured I owed myself another close shave.

The sign outside reads: “Snippet’s, The Barber Of Civil, Shave And A Haircut 10 Cents”

Frank Snippet had once been Follyhood’s “Barber To The Stars”, before he lost his leg in a freak accident at a carnival sideshow.

After that, he moved to Sea Czar City and set up his chair at the Harbour House Hotel.

The shop walls are lined with photos of Frank with base ballplayers and movie greats like Homefree Bowcart, Eden Gardner and Tommy Gunn Boyle.

Frank was the guy who came up with the slick idea to shave Fuel Burner”s head.

So I shouldn’t have been surprised to see the famous director, Coursen Tells, already in the chair

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