Article: 261525 of talk.bizarre
From: Andrew Solberg <>
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Subject: 52x100
Date: 1 Dec 1995 21:35:55 -0500
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The Duke's eyes shone as he admired the sketches.  "Magnificent!"
he proclaimed to Leonardo, who smiled thinly.  "Imagine," beamed
the Duke, "a man uses this 'glider' to drop rocks on his enemies!
The Duke of Genoa will be *livid*.  Bravo, Leonardo!"

"Imagine," breathed Leonardo sadly once the Duke was gone, and
retreated to his workroom.  A loose flagstone hid his most secret
sketchbook.  Leonardo reviewed the illustrations: here, submersibles
for exploring the sea bottom; there, a source of energy based on
smashing tiny particles together.

Sparks flew from the furnace as the sketchbook ignited.  "Maybe in
a century," mused Leonardo. 

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