Augustus: This is August Plumb; you are listening to the Perpetual
Broadcasting Corporation. Of course, it
is holiday time, and across Paris, we begin celebrating the month-long lead up
to our Platypus Eve, a distinctly Parisian holiday now celebrated across the
globe, observing the hatching of the Great Recitating Platypus of the North,
the platypus, of course, believed by generations of French schoolchildren, to
visit them when illness strikes, recite poetry while they sleep, thereby
restoring them to health by the time they wake.