Amy stepped onto the
mostly bare tablet on which the column stood, and over which it cast
a long shadow. Theres only one mark on it, she observed,
pointing at the notch with her foot. Shouldnt there be twelve?
They do have twelve hours in a day like we do, right?
Theyre not quite
that sophisticated, said Zoidberg. When the shadow touches the
notch, its time for tea. And after tea, the fight.
Amy, measuring the distance between the shadow and the mark with her
toes. Thats onlyfour inches away!
I cant believe
youd approve of such a barbaric ritual, said Hermes.
We Decapods have
been observing this barbaric ritual for more than eighteen
years now, said Zoidberg, and you humans have practiced it as
recently as the year 2000 A.D.
2000 A.D.? said
Hermes incredulously. Where are you getting your information,