Raising the Dead

29 01 2010

mortal remains

 

An astonishing sight greeted the folk working on our bridge this Tuesday. Arriving at first light, we found work had already begun, but not on our construction. Clods of earth were flying through the air as excavation continued on the wrecked boat. Our own boys had given up when it became obvious that the ship might collapse. However, the workers on Tuesday morning knew no such fears.

We stood at a safe distance, watching in surprise as a dozen or more skeletal figures exhumed the boat. It was an eerie sight. They had clothed themselves strangely, although for what purpose I cannot imagine. Do those mobile remains feel the cold as we do? I can hardly believe it is so. They have no need for modesty either.

 Work on the bridge is yet again delayed. No one, myself included, feels able to continue while that unnatural crew labours silently nearby. I wonder if the ship was theirs in distant times? What little of it remains is far from sound. Will there be more dead to release? As ever, we must be  vigilant.


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2 02 2010
Incompetence Parsons

My beloveed wife Perspicacious hazarded that the diggers wore clothes for visibility purposes to prevent others from jumping on their bones, as is of course her own habit… however, the mud caked vestments seem a far cry from the bright Lemon jackets of the bridge builders and as invisible as mud soup in a landslip. Perhaps they are a uniform…? But of what ancient navy? And what was their cargo?

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