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Personal notebook – Sleep, at last!

At last, I have had a restful night!

I returned to the Bucket to find out what Mrs. Underby could do for me, besides brew fresh pots of coffee. She gave me a cup of tea and then read the residue in the cup in the manner of a fortuneteller, then she gave me a pebble and told be to keep it on my skin as I slept, and I would sleep well for a week, but not more. Then I was to return if the dreams returned.


I do not care how it worked, but it worked.

Lapis has been watching me like a hawk the past week. I cannot decide if I like him or not. he seems satisfied that I have returned to my work as he is less interested in watching me now. 

I will experiment with this “charm” for the rest of the week and see if it is actually the source of the cure, or the a medicine in the tea, or a suggestion on a weary mind.

Logic will prevail.

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  1. Tepic Harlequin Tepic Harlequin November 14, 2010

    oh! all sorts of pebbles have a magic about em, you just ask any urchin, they will tell you!  There are the smooth brown ones with white stripes round, ones as is a speckled grey but turn black as night when you wet em, and, of course, the most magical of all are them as has a hole right through the middle!  i always keeps a few in my pocket, just in case, like the green one shaped like a rugby ball, that always hits what i sling it at, no matter how small or far away – course, i don’t throw that one unless i’m sure i can go an collect it, so only at stuff as is near, or big so it bounces an don’t fly off into the distance… but it always hits!

    • Yang Moreau Yang Moreau November 14, 2010

      Hee, I once found one with a white band around the middle IRL before. I’ve also got one with a hole in the middle. Though poor Brother Malus. Maybe it’s something he ate? Or else all that coffee. He should maybe try some ginger to settle his stomach and green tea to relax him before bed. Too much stress, poor man. ;)

  2. Heliotrope Lionheart Heliotrope Lionheart November 14, 2010

    Sleep well.

    Heh heh heh.


  3. Grendel Footman Grendel Footman November 16, 2010

    the tea was obviously grown from the rare Tse-Tse plant (onl marginally related to the tse tse fly) and the chemicals contained withing caused the sleeping, the pebble , well I suppose if it bounced off someone’s head, that may put them to sleep

  4. Sky Netizen Sky Netizen November 16, 2010

    Just a passing suggestion, Brother… If you do continue to drink the espresso you discovered last night I think you’ll find you’ll have trouble sleeping again. Though as a tradeoff you might be able to read through the entire Church library and perhaps build a whole neighborhood as others sleep… Your call, of course. *smiles*

    • Brother Malus Brother Malus November 17, 2010

      I cannot believe I have never experienced espresso before now! What would it take to convince the fathers to obtain one for the refectory?

      • Sky Netizen Sky Netizen November 17, 2010

        Hmmm, I’ll see what I can arrange… *grin* Surely they wouldn’t turn down a gift.

        *Begins writing a letter requesting another espresso machine from the supplier in Steelhead*

  5. Yang Moreau Yang Moreau November 18, 2010

    Skimming the Latest Activity column of the front page, I’m seeing a Maggie post, Mr. Underby’s profile image and then the title of this one and my brain clicked and zoned in on Maggie and Underby instead and I read the title as “Sheep at last” ::facepalms::

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