Article: 261516 of talk.bizarre
From: Andrew Solberg <>
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Subject: 47x100
Date: 1 Dec 1995 21:32:18 -0500
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"What news from Rigel?"

"This letter is from Crang Matsu, a distant relation.  The postmark
is dated ninety-eight Standard Earth Years ago, normalized for
relativistic corrections."

"What does he say?"

"Crang responds to a message from my great-great-great-great-great-
great-great-great-great-great-grandmother, saying: 'We cured that
plague two generations ago, thank you; now we suffer from runaway
nanobots.'  Runaway nanos?! gracious, I hope they developed
counterbots in time!"

"What else?"

"Just some trivia about balkanized warfare.  Global bloodshed.  
That kind of thing.  Oh, and a recipie.  Sounds disgusting."

"What about the move?!"

"Here it is: 'Rook takes Queen's Pawn.'"

"AHA! we have them now!"

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