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After laying down my pen I took several turns in a {\i berceau} or covered walk of Acacias. and the mountains. I obtained a second long look at i t as it receded westward. the silve r orb of the moon was reflected from the waters and all Nature was silent\u8212? * (*From Edward Gibbon: Memories of My Life. very} {\i extensive\u8212?Manucci secured us lodgings. and that. the Tuilleries. I will make no attempt to estimate either its height or its dimension s.\u8212?Pa vement still. and at leng th my thoughts returned to the realm they had but so recently left. I shall now commemorate the hour of my final deliverance. The air was temperate. that I wrote the last lines of the last page in a summe r-house in my garden. the {\i Place de Vendome}. and now I have come here to Fontainebleau.\u8212?No hills. and Mrs. Roque's Church.\u8212?The appearance of the country pleasant. the place that he described so succinctl y in his "paper-book": {\i The forest thick with woods. My pu rpose in visiting the continent is to trace the footsteps he made during his onl y tour here. and the Palais Bourbon.nt of conception (of the {\i Decline and Fall}). to date. between the hou rs of eleven and twelve. the {\i Hotel de Chatlois}. The branches of the Acacias obscured it as it passed overhead. That the object was a larg e and curious star would have been my initial conjecture had it not been so far below the celestial plane and had it not been traveling at a clearly perceptible velocity. \par\pard\plain\hyphp ar}{ {\b }\par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ {\b JAMES BOSWELL}\par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ {\i {\b Fontainebleau. France. visited the {\i Ecole Militaire}. and it was then that I perceived that in shape it rath er remarkably resembled a gigantic inkwell from which all the ink had been drain ed. the palais Royal. St. and perhaps the establishment of my fame. other than to state that both were considerably. as commemorated in the "paper-book" in which he jotted down his imp ressions while in the company of his two traveling companions. discovered 1995. and the sense of loss I knew in London during those gray dreary days still lingers in my heart. t he lake. I remember no chapels nor crosses on the road. Copyrigh t \u169? 1969 by Funk & Wagnalls With permission of the publishers. the sky was serene. afterward. 1787}}: Two and one half years have now passed since his (Sanuel Johnson's) burial in Westminster Abbey. \par\pard\pl ain\hyphpar}{ \u8212?I will not dissemble the first emotions of joy on the recovery of my fre edom. It was on the day. but since I was the sole observer I have no recourse save to make the effort. only one hedge. of the 27th of June. Mr. whenc e it came. 1787. first published. I do not presume myself qualified to describe th e strange object which I presently descried rising above the eastern horizon and proceeding in a westerly direction across the heavens. whatsoever might be the future fate of my history. June 27th. ) Poorly acq uainted as I am with certain phenomena much commented upon but little extolled b y my scientific contemporaries. But my pride was soon humbled. For some time after it vanished from view I pondered what it might be. Thra le. which commands a prospect of the country. a nd a sober melancholy was spread over my mind by the idea that I had taken everl asting leave of an old and agreeable companion (the {\i Decline and} {\i Fall}). or rather the night. and} {\i . edited by Georges Bonnard. but my head was too taken up with my d eliverance for me to entertain for long such far-flung speculations. 1996. I have. the life of the historian must be short and precarious\u8212?* (* {\i Ibid})\par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ From his "Notes". and whither it might be bound. few} {\i streams.

Inc. I had a vivid mental picture of myself and Dr. discovered 1985. left me dazed. But I have dwelled too long al ready upon this singular occurrence and will return at last to the central figur e of this Epilogue. \par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ He said to Trianon\u8212?\par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ From Boswell's {\i Johsonian Epilogue}. shedding silvery radianc e over fields and forests and little ponds. Although it passed between the moon and the earth. by viewing that which he viewed. as it passed overhead I received the distinct impression that it was artificial rather than natural. Having obtained lodgings near the perimeter of Fontainebleau after arriving on the diligence late this evening. It was not merely a speck of brightness soon to be extinguished from the face of night. and by exposin g my nostrils to the scents and fragrances that once touched his. then.*} (* {\i From Boswell's Life of Samuel} {\i Johnson}. \par\pard\plain\hyph par}{ {\b }\par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ {\b ISHMAEL PLUNKETT}\par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ . nor for what cause. the moon was an argent orb. but a large and lusty glow that seemed to be gaining rather t han diminishing in intensity. for which. the {\i Johnsonian aether} that I knew so well during those all-too-short years of my as sociation with him.)\par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ \par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ \par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ It is not my intention in penning this Epilogue to add to his concise and point ed descriptions or to dwell at any great length upon the physickal properties of my itinerary. fleeting though they were. \par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ The seconds. Johnson crossing the cobbled pavement of a summer's evening and pausing briefly in the street before entering the establ ishment and taking our usual table by the hearth. Chadsey. b y touching that which he touched. I had never before seen the stars shine quite so bright. and morever this one\u8212?if st ar it was\u8212?possessed characteristics not in the least consistent with such phenomena. The hour was approaching midnight when I left the last of the outlying houses behind me. and the sky was remarkably clear. copyright \u169? 1946 by Doubleday & Company. There occurred tonight. There follows. edited by C. the air was laden with the fragrance of sleeping flowers. hi s many admirers will forgive me. first published 1986. but rather to try to reabsorb. it was still fa r too high in the heavens for me to ascertain its shape with any degree of accur acy. and for a moment I had the uncanny feeli ng that I was gazing at a much magnified version of the lamp that hangs above th e entrance to the Mitre tavern. I had up until that moment half-believed it to be a falling sta r. and it was their unprecedented resplendence. and it was this temporary tendency that presently brought to my notice a singu lar astronomickal display which I might otherwise have missed altogether. it appeared to be propelled by some myst erious means. N. that caused me to direct more of my attention heavenward than earthward .P. An Epilogue such as the one I contemplate requires for its l ife-blood not the concrete but the intangible. Nobody but mean people walk in Paris.rows of trees. and. it is to be hoped. by hearing that which he heard. I believe. and during the time it r equired me to recover from my stupor the strange astronomickal object completed its journey across the heavens and disappeared into the dark distances of the we st. The di splay consisted of a pecular celestial object which rose suddenly in the eastern sky and began making its way across the heavens in a westerly direction that so on brought it directly over the field in the middle of which I had halted upon f irst espying it. an event of such unusual nature that I fear that I would be doing posterity a di sservice were I to refuse to take leave of my avowed purpose long enough to reco rd it. moreover. nevertheless. a brief digression. during the ensuing several seconds. bound I know not whither. however. but stars do not fall on a horizontal plane. I set out at on ce that I might drink in some of the bucolic sights and scenes {\i he} once drank in.

during the time I ob serv'd it. Indeed. But from what f ar land did it come? Who on earth could have built and sent it aloft? \par\pard\ plain\hyphpar}{ These are questions which perhaps you can answer. This leads me to believe that. but yet another celestial body that had risen in the east. oblivious to the occasional passers-by. as writ down with his own hand: } Davey. \par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ B. It was indeed a splendid sigh t to behold.June 27th.M. The moon was newly risen.: Sighted strange star moving across heavens in westerly direction. I assum'd t his second body to be a star at first. 10:51 P. it seem'd that I had hardly taken three breaths before this strange object left the moon behind and climb'd to zenith. someday when you get growed up you're go ing to meet up with a b'ar and you're going to have to fight it. {\i 43' north. however. I would like to rela te to you. I fear for well-being of my cou ntrymen. his pappy said to him one day. and that the two phenomena compos'd a gigantic kite that had broken free from its moorin g and been borne aloft by earthly winds into the aether. G urney and apparently never posted. it land ed or crashed in the mountains far to the southwest. Franklin \par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ \u8212?A previously unpublished letter that Franklin penned to his friend Dr. {\b }after a long and gruelling session. June 27th. as 'tis like no falling star this ship's master has ever observed befor e. He\u8212?\par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ From the log of the {\i Nantucket} \par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ {\b }\par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ {\b BENJAMIN FRANKLIN}\par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ {\i Philadelphia.A. \par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ Most sincerely & truly yours. So you listen n . Before leaving you with them. Gurney: \par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ Knowing the keen interest you take in celestial phenomena. there to be driven by w inds of a nature mortal men such as ourselves can only guess at. 1787 }\par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ Dear Dr. and so struck wa s I by the singularly fine texture of its silvery radiance that I look'd eastwar d whenever I came to a square or other open place that permitt'd. not long after I observ'd it. trailing blue fire in much th e same manner that a kite trails its tail. and moreover it is quite possible that the long day I endured at the State Hou se and my failure to establish accord among the various factions engag'd in the framing of a workable constitution wearied me to a point where my perceptions we re adversely affected. I gradua lly realiz'd that the tail was affix'd to a similarly analogous object. \par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ As I continued to stare skyward. The object. lost considerable altitude and veered from a westerly to a southweste rly course. in order that I might feast my eyes upon the silvery orb itself. while it is still fresh in my memory. If it does not. Appeared to be losing altitude rapidly and may plunge into s ea before reaching coast of N. In general outline it brings to mind a huge harpoon. 38' west}. 1787. I would like to add two more details. but it was not its pockmarked face that presently arrest'd and held my gaze. not on e of whom was aware of the drama being enact'd in the heavens overhead. an observation which I made thi s evening while walking home from the State House between the hours of nine and ten P. Second mate's eex can ex c Second mate's skin rash is worse. but no star ever travell'd at such a high velocity or at such a low altitude. hence I knew my first surmise to be incorre ct. \par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ {\b }\par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ {\b DAVEY CROCKETT}\par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ {\i What his pappy told him when he was 8 years old. But this is pure conjecture .M.

I warn't. That's right\u8212?clothes. but 'twouldn't be long afore you'd need deerskins to put on yore back and I wa rn't about to see you go without. a-growling to beat the band. only different. then it turned tail and ran back into its den and closed the door. and it had these three great big roots a-sort of sprouting out the sides an d curving down to the ground. \par\pard\plain\hyp hpar}{ I had my shooting iron all primed and ready. and the b'ar with it! And right were it'd been. an d there in the middle of it stood this big tall tree. Five men a-holding hands couldn't have reached around the tr unk. But the ball hit on the shoulder w here one of them pieces of armor was and glanced off. mind you. But\u8212 ?and here's the craziest part of the whole story. like a nest of yaller jackets. and I was just about to go over to it and find out whe n out of this hole comes the longest b'ar I ever seed in all my born days. And that b'ar warn't the least bit afr aid either. around the hips. looke d like somebody'd built a big bonfire and let it burn right down into the ground . and I thought I was a gone r for sure. like some b'ars are sometimes. intending to hide in the woods till the b'ar opened tha t danged door himself and then let him have it right between the eyes. hmmmmm. and a piece li ke an upsidedown bowl on top of the head. I remember well. Not ordinary kind of clothes like us c ivilized folk wear. And no power on earth. and with real shiny bark\u8212?sort of silver. You'un was but a wee scalawag in yore maw's arms . but this one did. But 'twarn't no use. Say.ow to yore pappy. I didn't see even a rabbit . I come back home. I know. So up into the hills I went that day. which made it seem bigger yet. but shiny things sort of like the armor them knights used to gallivant around in. 'twas. though. {\i a-walking on its two hind legs}! \par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ But it warn't just its walking like a man that throwed me. 'twas the day afore they signed the fedral constitution in Philadelphi-a. \par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ {\i And that was what his pappy told him when Davey Crockett was 8 years old. And then I come to this here clearing in the woods. about how he fought a b'ar when you was only 1 year old. it was the dangest tr ee I ever set eyes on in all my born days. like the way the c rick gets 'when the moon shines. cause after I primed my shooting iro n again I tried. }\par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ From the 1836 {\i . D'you know what that danged cowardly b'ar did. but I didn't see no danged deer. and on the feet. And such a d oor you never did see in all yore born days. a-carryi ng my shooting iron and a-hunting deer. only not anywheres near as much of it. And some thing high up in it kept going hmmmm . though I didn't know it at the time. and I saw then what a really whopp ing big tree 'twas. Just pieces here an d there\u8212?on the shoulders. 'twas. and I climbed it and went down t' other side. with nary a branch on it. "Grrrrrutt-urrrr!" Over and over. That's right\u8212?closed the door. Well. a-pou nding its barrel chest. That door was closed solid. hmmmm. I walked fa rther into the clearing to get a better look. "Grrrr-rutt-urrrr!" it went. I had a hunch right then and there that the whol e danged tree was hollow. \par\pard\plai n\hyphpar}{ Well. could've opened it. Bet you never h eard of a b'ar's den afore that had a door on it. and s cared the critter so bad he ran away and took his den with him. Tall and straight. Dav ey?\u8212?it gawped at me for a second as if it just could't believe I'd do such a terrible thing as try t\u8217?kill it. And just above the ground there was a big square hole in the side that a growed man could of walked into without bending his head. and n ext morning I come back. \par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ 'Twarn't long afore I came to the Chiltenookee Ridge. and on the fourth 'Grrrrrutt-urrrr !" I let go fiill blast at that b'ar's chest. knowing 'twarn't no use t'hang around any longer. Walked toward me just as bi g as you please. It looked like the rest of the tree so much you could hardly see where 'twas. Craziest danged growl I ever heard come out of a b'ar's mouth in all my born days. as wri t down} {\i with his own hand. It was the clothes i t had on too. 'cept maybe a lightning bolt. a great big one. Davey\u8212?when I got there. that danged tree was gone.

in a secluded area well within 800 setads of the ECM site. save for one enc ounter with a ferocious indigene that nearly cost this subject his life. Meanwhile. \par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ \par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ \u8212?ROBERT F. do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. est ablish justice. \par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ Included among the Glandis 6 documents presented to Earth during the first Eart h-Glandis 6 cultural exchange. the people of the United States. the transcribed text of the document constituting the ECM follows: \par\pard\plain\ hyphpar}{ We. Harut Ul Farr. insure domestic tranquility. \par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ {\b }\par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ {\b GHUR R'HUT URR}\par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ DATE {\i (Theirs): September 17. brought to light in 1991 by. proceeded as directed to th e sector of Planet X-YB-4K where the transcopes indicated an Event of Considerab le Magnitude to be taking place. Harut Ul Farr Overseer. 1787 }\par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ DATE {\i (Ours): The 7th Ra of the 3rd Ruhen: XX:P }\par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ TO {\i : His Eminence. \par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ This subject will forthwith depart for his next assignment area. Planet X-YB-4K \par\pard\plain\hyp hpar}{ VIA: {\i Red-band Yellow. also as directed. and a part of the collecti on of the famous Davey Crockettite. Otherwise. } \par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ This humble subject of his Eminence. \par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ ARTICLE 1 . Out-planet Historical Department} {\i Glandis 6 }\par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ FROM: {\i Ghur R'hut Urr }\par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ Peripatetic Research Engineer 8B Ionosphere. . and activated the ship's trans-tapes. mission uneventful. and a n umber of probable sightings. YOUNG \par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ \par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ \par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{ \par\pard\plain\hyphpar}{\par\pard\hyphpar }{\page } } . and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and o ur posterity. all of which were undoubtedly personalized and prom ptly forgotten. Wheeling. . I ndecision and discord on the part of the participants of the ECM delayed its com pletion until a short while ago. pro mote the general welfare. He landed. in order to form a more perfect Union. provide for the common defence. Jason W.Davey Crockett Almanac}.

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