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1. IT'S THE QUEEN OF DARKNESS, PAL by Rod Keen. The author was wearing overalls and had on a pair of rubber boots.
"I work in the city sewers," he said, handing the book to me. "It's science-fiction."
2. LOVE ALWAYS BEAUTIFUL, by Charles Green. The author was about fifty years old and said he had been trying to find a publisher for his book since he was seventeen years old when he wrote the book.
"This book has set the world's record for rejections," he said. It has been rejected 459 times and now I am an old man."
3. LEATHER CLOTHES AND THE HISTORY OF MAN by S. M. Justice. The author was quite motorcyclish and wearing an awful lot of leather clothes. His book was made entirely of leather. Somehow the book was printed. I had nevr seen a 290-page book printed on leather before.
When the author turned the book over the library, he said, "I like a man who likes leather."
4. BACON DEATH by Marsha Peterson. The author was a totally nondescript young woman except for a look of anguish on her face. She handed me this fantastically greasy book and fled the library in terror. The book actually looked like a pound of bacon, I was going to open it and see what it was about, but I changed my mind. I didn't know whether to fry the book or put it on the shelf.
When he handed me the massive tome, handsomely bound in expensive leather, I opened it and flipped through a thousand blank pages.
So basically, I came up with the premise that Rex (and his son, who will marry Rose Pink) came from a long line of pirates. And I had to make up the pirates, and explain them as if you, the audience, have heard of all of them.
So, you know:
"You've heard, of course, of One-Eyed Ambrosius Bouf, who amassed a collection of Spanish spice ships rivalled only by Spain herself."
"Old Floppy Bouf loved killing so much, he often forgot to plunder the ships."
"The name Bouf appears so often in conjunction with pirates that historians argue it might be a meaning of high rank, like captain - because Boufs are not run-of-the-mill pirates; they are brilliant and ruthless."
(These aren't direct quotes because I write my stories longhand. But I thought they were amusing.)
Bouf Fellow, whose beard was so flourishing that it extended all the way down his shoulder blades.