Friday, April 29, 2005

The ghost of Zozimus


We're having a bit of trouble with the cleaning company today. Apparently their minimum wage elves are refusing to work in Willesden Herald House after midnight. They say that a bearded, blind ghost in scrofulous clothing has been seen in the canteen eating Danish pastries and listening to the TV. When they made themselves known, he disappeared. Can it be any coincidence that the infamous balladeer Zozimus retired from his mortal beat just yesterday. He made a living by reciting ballads on bridges and city streets, with a small blackbacked jackal by his side. One can hardly say he will be missed, because he has taken up residence in the canteen of Willesden Herald House.

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