Rough Draft In The Can

69,353 little people descended on his house, each of them holding up a placard with their name written upon it, and challenged him to arraign them in such a way that they formed a story. Fortunately, most of them had quite common names, such as THE and SAID, which left the task most doable, and so he set about the task of telling a story by way of sorting out little people in order, and after ’bout a year, he’d finally done it; and a story their names did tell, about a man and a village full of little people and the names he gave them.

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