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Quandary Resolution 7452
marivaudage, food web, garrulous, potpanion, n.

Lo! inside the carriage which, they hadn't noticed, in their urgent clambering, bore the coat of arms of Lord Minto, warmly wrapped in a shawl and blankets which almost hid him from view, was the six-year-old boy from Denholm, Wee Jeemy Murray, the garrulous lexicographer, who grinned at them and said: "mak yerseels comfy, oo've a lang wey tae gang if oo want tae reach Liverpool afore Maister Magnus Wheelwright flees the coop – Laird Minto telt us he suspects the Agent o filchin the insurance fae the sinkin o The Hesperus alang wi his business pairtner an potpanion, Jumbo Jack Jamieson; 'twis yer ain visit tae the Laird promptit him tae tak a luik amang his papers an he fund the infermation he needed - Ah'v um aw here in ma satchel; if needs be, oo've tae institute proceedins against the pair o scoondrels, efter oo've wheedled the details aboot Johnny Johnson's disappearance oot o thum; Ah've goat some thumbscrews an a pair o tongs which, fae ma studies o torture techniques, should dae the trick!" – and as he paused for breath, Sir Principle commented: "you have an astonishingly impressive knowledge for a lad of but six years, Master Murray, are you sure you aren't but an extremely small and young-looking man of many more years?" and Jeemy chuckled, "na, na, am truly only six, but Ah've bin readin since Ah wis three, and Ah've read every buik in Minto Hoose, thanks tae the indulgence o the laird; Ah ken he's a jackanapes an mair interestit in marivaudage wi some o the prettier lasses an wummin in the village than readin ony o the buiks hissel, cept fer Natral Histry; div ye ken he's drawn up a food web o aw the carnivores oan the Estate, an no jist the present yins? he's an amateur archaeologist an dug up remains o craters that's extinct; Ah fell intae yin o the holes when ma pals an Ah wis plyin Hidey Seek an Ah fund this:" at which he produced a huge tooth from the satchel and produced a huge tooth that he told them was from a Sauropod!

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