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Quandary Resolution 8530
brass tacks, a mite, omnipotent, simit, n.

Peter and Bernie had just agreed to meet the next morning, at Talbot House, where Peter and his family were currently lodging with Algie and Aggie, the caretakers, "so we can get down to brass tacks," and in a stage-whisper to Teri, Bernie explained that that was a particularly Edinburgh legal term used almost exclusively by Writers to the Signet and which is difficult to translate into 20th Century Doric, and Teri replied that she, her cousins and aunties were all "pure-bred native Dorics, divn't ye ken, ye daft loon?" when Susie and the girls re-appeared with a tray of enticing pastries, which Susie announced to be: "Turkish Simits, fresh baked by Azra and Zehra just now," and, "as lang's they urny semmits," chortled one wag, only to receive that silencing glare from Auntie Cristo which has lang syne given rise to the theory that she is, in fact, omnipotent, being The Creator in Human Form, in which, according to Ancient Legend—and popular belief—that Deity engages several times in each millennium, just to take the pulseas it wereof her Universe by experiencing it as an ordinary mortal, and Peter and Bernie, being nearest to the Tea Room door, had each taken a bite, the delight showing instantly on their faces, when Teri's mobile rang and she took it from her pocket, pressed a button and held it to her ear, and grinned; the call was brief and when she ended it, Teri announced loudly, over the babble of chit-chat and blether: "that was Rary Balquhidder, Rilla's just had her baby in the BGH, a wee brother for Little Levy, and his name is Moe!" which produced a great cheer and a round of applause, for Rilla (short for Sarsparilla) Balquhidder was a cousin of all the younger people presentwith the exception of the Time Travellers and Peter Booand a niece of the Aunties, which of course included young May and Cristo, though they didn't yet know it, and Little Levy, now five years old, has already played a major role in our story and Miney Moeas Levy called him and which stuckthough just a mite, a tiny scrap of life, is—though blissfully unaware of it—also on the very brink of Destiny and with all the World his Lobster!

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