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Politics and Assassins

Ernest (formerly Dougherty), Jacob Salaman and Nicholaus Craig (Jezzer's son by Burble Turkle).

Ernest used the last wish from his lamp and got §100,000.

Their house was already perfect. So he used some of it to buy a new car for Nicholaus; Jacob's adopted son, Ernest was very fond of him too.

Jacob, now a Local Representative, had to give many speeches at City Hall. He had a billboard set up outside their house for his party.

Unfortunately, he was caught out taking a bribe. Again. So his political career was over.

He and Ernest went swimming in the bay.

"You don't need to work, you know; we have plenty."

"I know. But the cost of living here is rather high. What with the Casino and all. Maybe Jezzer will give me a job at his pie-shop."

What Ernest said about Jezzer and his pies ought not to be repeated.

Nicholaus had a short trip to China in search of Red Assassin Beetles. Unsuccessful in terms of beetles, but

To be continued


"The Rhinoceros Party (Parti Rhinocéros) is a Canadian sartirical party established in 1963 by the late Dr Jacques Ferron as a guerilla group for intellectuals to parody the absurdities of party politics and current affairs in general.

It takes its name from Cacareco the rhinoceros who was elected to Brazil’s São Paulo’s city council in 1958 in a local organised protest vote against corruption. It declared that the rhinoceros was an appropriate symbol for a political party since politicians, by nature, are: ‘thick-skinned, slow-moving, dim-witted, but can move fast as hell when in danger.’ – however the party logo is the famous Albrecht Dürer woodcut.

The party describes itself as Marxist – however this is with reference to Groucho, Chico, Harpo and Zeppo Marx; and not the author of The Communist Manifesto."

Rhino Party billboard is by J4zzh4nd5 here with more information.