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|A man wants to be doing something
Written by Captain Wentworth
(6/5/2013 10:11 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, A giant has come to town!!, penned by The People of Lilliput
Have you considered the role this giant could play in your National Security?
They are an institution well schooled in the art of provisioning, having a great many to provide for; and might calculate your Giants needs to a nicety, while employing him to your greatest advantage.
As a mariner, it must be a great object with him, to be at sea: a very great object; he must want to be doing something. And if he does not want to be doing things, then he has distinguished himself, among the thousands that may just as well go to the bottom as not, as the very man who may be least missed.
I think you will find, in the event, that the monstrosity taxing your town is your own government; monster taxs will outlive their monsters, and a serviceable monster who is yours because he depends on you to feed him, is better than a monster who owes you nothing but ill treatment, in your enemy's protection.
I have only half a hope that the packet sending this advyce will reach you in time(indeed, by my charts you are several hundred miles inland, and by walking due east find yourself in the British Colony of New South Wales), but I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach.
Please thank your majesty on my behalf, for surely so free a people must have a most elevated ruler, of gargantuan munificence and wisdom, an emperor able to sate giants and protect children, mighty and glorious indeed.
Hoping to be your ally in fervent, undeviating constancy,
Captain Fredrick Wentworth,
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