33 Responses to Chapter 2 | Page 46

  1. Uhl says:

    The best price? That’s usually in Hong Kong. They’re infamous for that down there. If Hong Kong’s not available, there’s always Korea, or maybe Shang Hai, safer, but the rate’s not so good.

    • mvandinter says:

      I shouldn’t have asked.

      • Number 6 says:

        Actually, I think this is a workable plan: Charlie is sold to some nefarious character. Hijinks inevitably ensue which result in the nefarious character’s home and or business burnt to the ground, his property and reputation destroyed, and him likely on the run from an angry mob, at which point the nefarious character begs to be allowed to pay them twice the original purchase price just to take her back! Repeat process as needed until rich. This plan would likely also work similarly for her sister. It would also work for Roddy, because even though his original selling price would be much, much lower, people would be willing to pay 100x the original selling price just to be rid of him. After 5 minutes.

    • Wyvern says:

      I grew up in Hong Kong, and I have no idea what you’re talking about.

  2. Jesen says:

    The Orient, huh? Sounds like they’ve overshot the target somewhat… or would that be UNDERshot?

    I’ll see myself out.

    • mvandinter says:

      Hi Jesen! Welcome to Unearth. Thanks for joining the conversation 🙂

    • Wyvern says:

      Philo’s geographical knowledge must be sorely lacking if he thinks he can get to the Orient by going *downwards* from England. Unless he plans on moving laterally at some people (which is probably wise if he wants to avoid being melted).

      • Wyvern says:

        Argh! Some *point*, not some *people*. Don’t know *what* my fingers were thinking when they typed that.

        • mvandinter says:

          Don’t worry about melting… unless you’re really into anti-climaxes.

        • Number 6 says:

          Melting? Surely you don’t believe any of that crazy pseudoscience about the Earth having a molten core? Rubbish! If the Earth had a molten core, where would the lizard people live at?!

  3. Hornet says:

    I thought Shang Hai was called Shang Hai for all the late night kidnappings?

  4. wintermute says:

    Well, this took a disturbing turn.

    • mvandinter says:

      Don’t worry. I doubt Godfrey would allow anything that smacks of impropriety… or perhaps you’re commenting on the comments?

  5. Aslandus says:

    Don’t forget to pick up some spices on the way back! That’s where the real money is!

  6. Thorin Schmidt says:

    …And something handy to carry all our purchases in. I think there was something that fit that description lying around somewhere… oh, wait, sorry, the Author let Roddy BURN it….

    • mvandinter says:

      The Author doesn’t LET Roddy do things. The author IS Roddy. It comes to him naturally.

      (What? You thought maybe the author was Reverend Playfair?)

      • Aslandus says:

        Of course, he may have fudged the facts a bit, for example he actually used a hammer to mess up the machines, not a wrench…

  7. Frank says:

    He doesn’t stay on topic for very long, does he?

  8. Frank says:

    Forethought. Something.

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