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By Robert Rankin

This tale uncovers suburbia's darkest secrets—mostly within the Flying Swan, the place Neville the barman and Archroy, proprietor of 5 magic beans, do conflict with beasts of the occult—and specifically the really disagreeable Pope Alexander VI, the final of the Borgias.

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Oh, and the way will we do this? ” Neville, who were sitting at the fringe of his mattress, rose brandishing the whisky bottle. “So it’s treachery is it, Omally? ” he roared. “You had no goal of having rid of him. ” “Me? No. ” Omally wore a quizzical expression, mingled with outraged innocence. “There is not anything we will be able to do, he's welded to the ground in a such a lot unmovable demeanour. If i used to be a guy with a leaning in the direction of technology fiction i might say that an alien strength box surrounded him. ” Neville waggled his bottle at Omally. “Don’t provide me any of that garbage, I call for that you simply act now, do whatever. ” “If you are going to supply me a minute or to give an explanation for concerns i might enormously take pleasure in it. ” Neville took out his hunter. “Two minutes,” stated he, “then I waste this bottle over your head. ” “I deplore such wastage,” stated John, “so i'm going to endeavour to talk speedy. ” “One minute fifty-three seconds,” stated Neville. John composed himself and acknowledged, “As we either saw what occurred to the Captain i don't suggest to lecture you upon the sheer inexplicable anomaly of it. It was once basically the paintings of no mortal guy, nor used to be it any ordinary disaster, or no less than none that i've got ever heard of. ” “It’s Reekie’s Syndrome,” stated Norman. “Shut up Norman,” acknowledged Neville. “It was once caused,” stated Omally, “I think, to close the Captain up. He used to be approximately to spill the beans over what was once happening on the venture and so he used to be silenced. ” Neville scratched his Brylcreemed scalp. “All right,” stated he, “but what can we do approximately him, we can’t permit him remain there indefinitely. ” “No, and nor can they. Now, i've got listened to definite propositions recommend by way of Professor Slocombe. ” Neville nodded. “A reliable and honourable guy. ” “Exactly, and he believes that there has come among us of past due someone who can impact the legislation of probability and chance to realize his personal ends. This person is almost immediately ensconced within the Seamen’s venture and calls himself Pope Alexander VI. i think that he's responsible for what occurred to the Captain, and that i additionally think that he can't find the money for to be tied into it and may as a result manage for the disposal of similar. ” “You went over your minutes,” stated Neville, “but if all is as you are saying, it's going to move far in the direction of explaining sure issues that have been confusing me for a few months now. Have I ever spoken to you of the 6th experience? ” “Many times,” acknowledged Omally, “many, repeatedly, but when you need to retell me then could I recommend that you just do it over a pitcher or of scotch? ” “Certainly. ” “And may well I additionally recommend that we retain an eye fixed at the highway consistently? ” “I will do it,” acknowledged Norman, “for i've got had little to claim or do in this whole bankruptcy. ” evening fell. virtually instantaneously the sky turned a backcloth for a outstanding pyrotechnic exhibition of lightning. The lighting of the saloon bar have been extinguished and the frozen Captain stood ghostly and statuesque, coated by way of his linen textile. Norman stood at Neville’s window staring off down the Ealing highway, and Omally tired the final of the scotch into his glass.

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