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  • "It's the thin end of the wedge" he replied indignantly. "How would you like it if a bear wandered into your house when you were out, ate your breakfast, destroyed your property and then had the barefaced cheek to fall asleep - naked - in your bed?"

    "I see your point. Why didn't you report it?"

    "What's the use? Most of the police I've ever met have been ursists."

    "Not in my department."

    Ed sighed. "You may not think you're ursist, Inspector, but you are. You said to me earlier, 'What's your name, bear?' Is that how you treat other men? 'What's your name, human?'"

    The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fforde.

    August 20, 2008