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Quandary Resolution 3500
gradgrind, sororate, lymphatic, caprice

Had not the sororate been in effect in that part of the Yukon Territory in those days, a sprightly, energetic, phat-bottomed diva like Caprice Velour would never have so much as contemplated (let alone gone through with) matrimonial union with a lymphatic old gradgrind like Malcolm B'starde; but circumstances being what they were, their connubial doom was proclaimed at high noon (as if 'twere some ominous decree in a one-horse wild west town) on the morning of the eleventh, by a hoary old shaman from Papua, New Guinea, named Lester (indeed, 'twas this last fact--that the Papua shaman's name was "Lester"--that set many of us to wondering whether this capricious merger was, in fact, valid at all).

 

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