Solving the "Alice Question"

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Posted by Elaine on September 06, 1999 at 23:11:35:

In Reply to: Re: Taking The Bait posted by Bill MetroGnome on September 06, 1999 at 21:22:57:

: : B said:
: : Hmmm. That would explain a lot! Not sure I would so willingly admit to that, Pat!

: : E replied:
: : Just because you hail from Gnome Man's Land, don't begrudge us our mutual birthright. Very unbecoming of you, woody.

: : Thanks

: Oh Lainey, I don't begrudge you a birthright! I only advise Pat to perhaps reconsider claiming a common birthright! To do so would require Pat to adopt the same 215 personalities. Oh well, maybe you two could get your Ridiline on a family group rate, huh?


You've done it! Now I understand why Alice Munro appears to be in such a stupor. She's probably been administered an overdose of Ritalin by big sister, Cora, who likes to play nurse.

Think about it ... Alice was a bit hyper in the beginning. She practically chewed Duncan's ear off with her rapid fire chat-chat-chat. The script describes her as "effervescent" - THAT'S an understatement - & says poor Duncan is "taken aback by her enthusiasm" - a polite way of saying he was very nervous about traveling the George Road with Miss motor mouth. This was Alice's way of cramming in all the dialogue she could get in, I guess.
"We leave in the morning I shan't sleep tonight what an adventure I can't wait to see papa have you seen the red man?"
All that before Cora could pour Duncan a cup of tea!

Sooooo ... Cora drugged hyper Alice. It was in the tea, see?
From that moment Alice hardly uttered a sound, she was semi-comatose, had that blank stare ... the imbalance probably contributed to her cliff death too.

Boy. I hope Cora feels very bad about what she did. The wi-itch.

Thanks, Bill! I couldn't have solved this without your Ritalin tip off.


PS It's only 213 personalities, thank you very much.

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