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Conversations with a buck

A few years ago, a German radio station broadcast a series of short stories. One afternoon, the radio announcer said that today’s short story was “Conversations with a buck”. No buck, however, made its appearance in the story, but another … Continue reading

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Second before first?

Another (school) student once wrote in an exam when analysing a short story: “The first dam followed the second”. Now here was another puzzle for me. Why should the first dam follow the second, i.e. come after the second? That … Continue reading

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