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  • The lead characters of Black Brillion are a pair of mismatched agents of the Archonate Bureau of Scrutiny -- a rigid, by-the-book scroot and a semi-reformed fraudster.

    Archive 2005-04-01

  • So, I was often impatient with him, frequently muttering, “Tick, tick, tick, dog; I’ve got a 3:30 conference call!” as he stopped to sniff, root, and “scroot,” as my grandmother used to call the doggie-dirt-kicking thing which always sent ground matter flying in a perfect trajectory towards the other end of the leash to which I was attached.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: What I Learned from the Dog


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