Through Darkest Zymurgia!
A Ripping Yarn by William H. Duquette
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An Expedition to Zymurgia
by Leon Thintwhistle III, DMg.
Being a narrative of the expedition undertaken in the year 680 by Dr. Thintwhistle and his colleagues Thomas Carbuncle and Dr. Thaddeus Philpott, all of Glastonbury University, of their explorations in the remote land of Zymurgia, and of the divers incidents which occurred on the journey there and back again.
Table of Contents
The expedition is planned. Dr. Philpott joins us. A change of plans. We set sail from Pelham Pond.
The Sea-Spaniel. Philpott's sincerity. Equipment and supplies. Life at sea.
Lunch at La Mortadella A day in Lyricum Town. We recruit a new member.
A night at the Opera.
Glissandos in the dark. A morning in jail.
A missed communique. Bruno settles in. Shipboard routine. A flight of dolphins.
An unexpected delay. A fish-dinner in Cuprios.
Life on Cuprios. Philpott investigates the natives. A day in the country. A celebration. The hazards of chilling wine.
Another communique. A distressing discovery. The fruits of Philpott's investigations. We continue our journey.
The city of Phillipi. The many mouths of the Aram. The mystery of Seros.
The Lake of Saco. We make camp. An old friend. Plans and preparations.
A council of war
Preliminary surveys. An unwelcome visitor.
Carbuncle goes fishing. A conversation with Mr. Fox. The trader approaches.
The trader arrives.
A Serosan feast. The trading proceeds We refrain from damaging Dr. Philpott.
The results of Dr. Philpott's research We prepare for departure.
A view from a height. The exploration party. We ascend the cliff.
The village of Tomar and its environs A jolly cook Bruno and the dogs of Tomar
The non-universality of social mores Bruno and the Masters of Tomar We petition the Masters
The pups of Basenis The vital importance of sophistication in theology The conundrum of Frederick Fox
Still no beer A Zymurgian festival An auction Philpott's unconsidered opinion
We are not torn to pieces A dog fight The Masters compromise
A day's surveying Nutcakes and napkins Carbuncle is perplexed
A little gossip A promenade "Aybahsmaht!"
The expedition proceeds Giggles and gooney balls Dinner with Roshnoy the grain balancer
Philpott's abstraction An interview with Mistress Simuny The love of Philpott's life
The story of Hillip and Asha Nabili's secret Carbuncle's great discovery
We are not torn to pieces, again
The wrath of Basenis Basenis and the Aybahsmaht
Politics and practicality
Forward to Basenis Basor Asha and Philpott An unexpected guest
A few hands of whist Toad in the hole A matter of taste
The danger of jumping to conclusions Trees of mystery The bottle of Waterloughs'
Confrontations in Bandeku Ascending the tiger
The Holy City The muster of Zymurgia Camping on the outskirts
Rumors of battle The wizard's demands The architecture of Basenis Basor
The wrath of Basenis Nabili's fate The fruits of research
The council grows impatient Muzzling an idol Of warrants and wine-chillers
Frederick makes us a proposition "Gooneybah!" We leave the Land Above. A writ-server in Lyricum
A spring afternoon in Glastonbury
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