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Grand Entrance

It was a long journey through the snow to get to New Babbage. You wouldn’t believe how little there is between New Babbage and Bump. Was hoping for at least a forest or something within the area but no such luck. Oh well, it doesn’t matter, what does matter is I had arrived.

I walked nearby the train tracks until I got closer to the windmill then started to explore the area a bit. I stopped for a bit of fresh water at the mill and then checked the rest of the area out.

Interesting! A mouse who lives in a trolley car by a tiny lake and another fox that lives beside the city wall.

Oh me, I forgot my manners!

Greetings friends and citizens of New Babbage! My name is Rayn DeMark and I am a fox. Most might find it odd that a fox could make a journal, well it is of course a personal journal, which means it is my personal thoughts, not all journals are written. Anyway, yes I am a fox.

After noticing there was another fox in the city I set out to find where he was but it seemed his scent was everywhere. No matter, it was still a fascinating city and one I plan on exploring either way.

It wasn’t until I stopped inside a bar that I met someone of an animal nature, a feline. He was quite an interesting fellow although seen very few cats that walked on two legs before, but I digress. We had a lovely conversation and then I joined him to watch the people fly around in their contraptions.

The ingenuity of people always amazes me. They see birds and think of ways to join them in the sky. They think of many many ways to join them in fact, since this was a race to see which of the flying contraptions was the best one. If I read the posters for it correctly they called it a Regatta.

While at this Regatta I finally got a glimpse of this other fox, Tepic I think they called him. He didn’t look quite like any other fox I had seen, although come to think wasn’t there I time I was walking around on two legs… Never mind I don’t want to get into that right now. It did get me thinking though of different opportunities I could have if I were two legged as well.

The Regatta ended and shortly there after there was to be a Ball. Of course being the gentlemanly type I did need to procure a top hat for such an event. Can’t go to the ball and not look dapper. So during my travels I found one that fit perfectly and headed to the ball.

The Ball was held on an amazing platform above one of the largest water mills that I had ever seen. I was greeted by the most charming host Breezy Carver and stood beside Jimmy, a chap I met at the Regatta, and danced to the music. I even used my fox power of persuasion to get a couple to dance.

After thoroughly enjoying the evening I was getting tired and made my way out as the ball ended. I found some corner to curl up and sleep. I truly think I will like this city.

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    • Rayn DeMark Rayn DeMark January 25, 2012

      Oh look, a unicorn. This city does have such wonders.

      Hello there unicorn!

      • Avariel Falcon Avariel Falcon January 28, 2012

        Dancing foxy! Yay!

        It has to be said, foxes dance very well.

  1. Mumsy Abigail Mumsy Abigail January 25, 2012

    A new resident of the vulpine persuasion in the city…how will our vole population survive?

    (Welcome, fox.)

    • Victor1st Mornington Victor1st Mornington January 25, 2012

      Ahhhhhhhh well, Ms Abigail, voles are like rabbits…they…well…you know…


      • Emmanuelle Huntress Emmanuelle Huntress January 27, 2012

        …taste good when sauteed in butter with onion and garlic?

        • Tepic Harlequin Tepic Harlequin January 27, 2012

          well, yes, they do, an when stewed with onions and carrots in the winter… of course, there is always the option of fresh vole eaten as is, the fur cleans the system out an the bones crunch nicely, with lots of good-for-you marrow…

          Vole flavoured ice-cream don’t seem ter work though, guess some dreams are doomed to failure..

    • Rayn DeMark Rayn DeMark January 25, 2012

      Well I don’t eat that much vole, besides there seem to be a pleathera of them if Young Tepic is so enterpising with the ones he catches.


  2. Blackberry Harvey Blackberry Harvey January 25, 2012

    Greetings once again and welcome, Mr. Rayn!

    • Rayn DeMark Rayn DeMark January 26, 2012

      Thank you very much Mr. Blackberry, and thank you again for the warm greeting you gave me the other day.

      • Blackberry Harvey Blackberry Harvey January 28, 2012

        Also, while our distant cousins are natural enemies, and while I am undoubtedly delicious, I do appreciate your forbearance in this matter.

        • Rayn DeMark Rayn DeMark January 28, 2012

          Why Mr. Harvey, I usually have all sorts of problems eating anything that talks to me, besides in a city as large as this I’m sure there is plenty of food around for me without resorting to hunting down living animals.

          • Blackberry Harvey Blackberry Harvey January 28, 2012

            We lapine Babbagers are still a little nervous, due to a… prior incident.

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