The wrong Charles

Section 128 is stuck at the gate

There, goddess of doom, thought Vernon approaching square one, do what you can with that. Kali, in human form, inspected his proffered money sceptically and then, to his astonishment, retrieved another £10 note from her cashbox and compared the two. “This is not correct. I cannot accept it.”

Vernon, expecting to awake any minute with his head on the bedside table or his face in his beer, failed to appreciate the joke. He said so with the words “What do you



mean you can’t accept this I’ve just changed it as you advised me to.”

“It is the wrong picture” The cashier replied.

“No” Vernon insisted daringly for a lightweight, “British Pounds have been like this for years. I live here, I know.”

“I cannot accept this” Kali decreed, “I do not recognise this note, it is the wrong picture.”

Tempted to advise her to get out more, Vernon realised that it was the wrong Charles. Apparently Charles Darwin was acceptable Charles Dickens was not. Both his £10 notes championed the wrong Charles. Trust him to pick the wrong side. Trust him to have Charles the lightweight. Wondering if he had become a new chapter in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Vernon insisted that the cashier consult her supervisor. She was gone for fifteen minutes and she did not bring Vernon’s anticipated vindication with her when she returned.

What the Dickens?

What the Dickens?

“Get your £20 back. I will change it.”

Check out the section in full and the rest of the story on my other blog ‘The Nonsense Filter”



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