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They went throughout the hole," Cliff says back. "And they don't seem to be flattened. they are on their approach on a superb event. " 138 PETER CROWTHER "What makes you so convinced? " Jim asks. "That they went in the course of the gap? " "Or the journey part," Jack provides. "Faith," Cliff says. "Faith? What the hell has religion obtained to do with it? " Edgar snorts. Jack leans over in entrance of the carry, quit his mouth. "There's no means somebody might get via that," he says, indicating the pile of rubble contained in the gap. "It wasn't like that once wefirstgot right here, Jack," Cliff Rhodes says in a measured tone. "And as for what religion has acquired to do with which means they want," he provides, turning to Edgar, "I can basically say that religion has received anything to do with every little thing. " "I imagine we are gonna begin making a song hymns," Jack says to Jim Leafman. after which, "You ok? " "I have to pee. " "Let's move back," Jack pronounces. "We cannot do whatever the following. " at the long ago, Edgar faucets Cliff Rhodes at the shoulder. "So, ok, inform me approximately religion. " "Faith may be interpreted as optimistic thinking," Cliff starts off. "You heard all these tales approximately humans lifting cars off of injured family? the way you imagine that occurs? " Edgar sniggers. "That's power, bud," he says. "Okay, so how come those self same humans have been not able to boost whatever like what they did elevate whilst the necessity wasn't as nice? " the sunshine of Jack's outer hall can now be obvious in entrance of them and tensions ease . . . let alone the stress on Jim Leafman's bladder. "Those men had religion in abundance," Cliff maintains. "The tales approximately Verne's e-book, the historical past of the little guy-" "Meredith," says Jim. " - correct, Meredith. possibly he used to be the descendant of the man who went in Verne's tale - which demands an past perhaps, in fact . . . that the tale was once genuine. and perhaps the parchment used to be genuine this means that possibly the second one front used to be actual. " CUFF RHODES AND the $64000 trip 139 "If it used to be, it ain't not more! " Edgar says. Cliff stops on the doorway again into the most hall and, putting one foot on best of a crate of Budweisers, he says, "You comprehend, Edgar, you are a downer. " "What the hell's a downer? " "It's anyone who has to poo poo every little thing that somebody else says, or thinks or believes. " "Too poo'? " "See? " Edgar's mouth clamps close. He waits a number of seconds, gazing Edgar, after which Cliff Rhodes says, "I imagine it truly is my flip to inform a narrative. " "Can I pee first? " Jim asks. "I'll get extra beers," Jack proclaims. eleven a feeling of closure Sitting again round the desk, clean beers in entrance of them, the 4 males hear carefully as Cliff Rhodes starts. "This is maybe apocryphal. " "A pock of what? " a now calm Jim Leafman asks. "An city legend, Jim. just like the tale in regards to the escaped maniac with only one hand and a steel hook for the opposite . . . and he attempts to get right into a automobile whereas children are making out - " "And they believe they heard anything so that they force off and after they get to the girl's apartment, the man unearths a hook putting from her door deal with. " "That's the one," says Cliff.