26th May 2015, 5:40 AM in The Rite of Serfdom

Contemplating history

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Contemplating history
[[Norla points at a painting of the Signing of the Constitution.]] / Norla: I saw Brakeburn work on this painting, but I hadn't noticed he got that cross in! / / Jodoque: That's you, then? Signing - / Norla: The Constitution, yes.
Jodoque: Weren't you a bit young for that? / Norla: Bwah. I'd done the Rite, served in three wars. I even tried / to write the damned thing with some friends.
[[Norla speaks off-panel.]] / Norla: Mind you, when the scholars were done with it, it was nothing like what we'd come up with. But I did get to sign it.
Norla: It ... didn't look a bit like this. Lord Imac was drunk, general Jernfresr was on his deathbed. I was in uniform. No funny hat, no paint on my shoulder. / / Norla: I'm glad he got that cross in. If the Wodeskovians or my mother found out, there'd be a- / Clerk: Ahem. If you could please come along, ladies and gentleman...
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Reinder Dijkhuis 26th May 2015, 5:40 AM edit delete
Reinder Dijkhuis
Originally published on February 4, 2005.