Posted by Mme. Claire Voyant on October 09, 1998 at 21:30:23:
In Reply to: Message to Mme Clairvoyant posted by Otto Mani on October 09, 1998 at 11:25:18:
Otto Mani wrote:
: Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Otto Mani, trader from the Orient.
>>Pleased to make your acquaintance, I'm sure!
:Little did I expect to find myself here in Mohicanland. In fact I was already on my way home, when suddenly my carriage gave up on me. Mohicanland's Garage told me that someone had sabotaged it by throwing sugar in the engine, but I cannot believe that someone here would be capable of such a ghastly deed.
>>Mme. Claire would like to know what it would take to make a believer of you? You're lookin' at your wrecked carriage, which the Mohicanland mechanic says is full of sugar, and yet you say "I cannot believe?" Hmmmm...makes me wonder if all your cars are going to the top floor, kiddo! No insult intended, you understand, but you've got to be less gullible and more wary if you're going to last very long around these parts!
: Still, I am here, awaiting the repair of my carriage, which may take a long time I have been told. Now, I am filled with questions, and with the desire to make a profit out of this sweet misery. I am a firm believer in the future foretelling skills and would like your advise in these matters.
>>Now you're showing some REAL sense! Mme. Claire will be glad to put her extensive talent at your disposal.
: Questions I would like you to answer are:
: How do I approach the Trader's Guild?
>>Face North, and real SUDDEN-like, turn left! The Trader's Guild will be dead ahead. Clear it up any? hehe...didn't even have to consult my tea leaves for that one!
:And can they be of value to me?
>>Value is a relative term, my dear...but all in all, I would say if you really want to make your living in Trade, you probably must have some sort of arrangement with these shadier sorts. Just remember to watch your back, not to mention your engine, at all times.
: Why does the Dutch Trader avoid broad daylight?
>>Do de name "Nosferatu" ring a bell???
: Is there really a sugar throwing criminal in Mohicanland?
>>I don't like to tell tales, but...Sweet Sammy Sweetser was seen skulking about the George Road the other night, with a sack on his back marked "XXXX." Methinks he may have been raising cane, not to mention grinding & disbursing it, if you get my drift!
: Can the Garage repair my carriage or should I shop for a new one?
>>In the famous words of the future Henry Ford's neighbors, "Get a Horse!!" No long lines at the gas stations, no buzzers going off if you forget to buckle your seat belt, and no backseat drivers to make you crazy! And the occasional sugar lump just makes 'em happy.
: Will I ever be invited to dine with Miss Marcia?
>>Miss Marcia would love to have you dine at her DownHome Kitchen, but you must be aware that the waiting list is long. Miss Marcia has many gentlemen callers, and her dance card is pretty full these days, but if you can stand a little competition, y'all come on down!
: Why is there already snow in the North?
>>Because it melts so quickly in the South!
: Am I going to be filthy rich in 24 hours?
>>Filthy, yes. Rich, not so much! But one outta two ain't bad.
: If you can help me with these urgent questions, I will be very grateful. Just name your price.
>>Piece of cake! Er...that's not my price, however. Mme. Claire wishes to know if you might be able to bring her a small Turkish carpet...she has heard of some wonderful journeys being made on same, and would love to try her skill at operating one. *Zip! Zoom!* What a great way to keep an eye on all that HAS happened, IS happening, and WILL happen in Mohicanland! Wheee!
Whaddya think? Can do??
Yours Most Enchantingly,
Mme. Claire Voyant d/b/a The Sassy Soothsayer
Motto: No Matter How Long, No Matter How Far, I WILL See You, and Report Your Doings to The World!
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