Burgomaster. All right. What’s the mood around town? Warden. Quiet. But they are still writing. Burgomaster. Writing what? Warden. Letter “L” on the walls. That means Lancelot. Burgomaster. Nonsense! “L” means - “Love the president”. Warden. I see. So, we don’t detain those who are writing? Burgomaster. Are you kidding? Of course we do. What else do they write? Warden. Embarrassing to say. The president is scum. His son is a crook. The president… (giggles) Can’t really repeat the expression, sir. But mostly they write the “L”. Burgomaster. Morons. What do they want with that Lancelot anyway? Any news about him, while we’re on the subject? Warden. Not a word. Burgomaster. Did you interrogate the birds? Warden. Uh-huh. Burgomaster. All of them? Warden. Uh-huh. See this mark? That’s eagle’s present. Got me right in the ear. Burgomaster. And what are they saying? Warden. They say they didn’t see Lancelot. Only the parrot agrees. You’re like: “Have you seen him?” And he’s like: “Seen him”. You’re like: “You saw Lancelot?” And he’s like: “Saw Lancelot.” Well, you know what kind of bird the parrot is. Burgomaster. What about the snakes? Warden. Those would have slithered in themselves if they smelled anything. They’re on our side. And relatives to the deceased to boot. But they don’t. Burgomaster. The fish? Warden. Not a peep. Burgomaster. Maybe they know something? Warden. Nope. We had our scientists look into their eyes, and they confirm - those guys know nothing. In short Lancelot, also known as St. George, also known as Perseus, named differently in each country, has yet to be located. Burgomaster. Screw him, then.

Dragon by Evgeny Shvarts.

#dragon #anti-utopia #book #literature #quote #talk #surveillance #tale #life

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)