Death held out a hand. I WANT, he said, A BOOK ABOUT THE THINGS WRONG WITH ANONYMOUS-
Albert looked up and dived for cover, receiving only mild brusing because he had the foresight to curl into a ball.
After a while Death, his voice a little muffled, said: ALBERT, I WOULD BE SO GRATEFUL IF YOU COULD GIVE ME A HAND HERE.
Albert scrambled up and pulled at some of the huge volumes, finally dislodging enough of them for his master to clamber free.
HMM...Death picked up a book at random and read the cover.
"DANGEROUS FETISHES, QUIRKS, FLAWS, PHYSICAL AND MENTAL TRAITS OF ANONYMOUS, " he read. His gaze moved down the spine. VOLUME 29c, he added. OH. PART THREE, I SEE.
He glanced up at the listening shelves. POSSIBLY IT WOULD BE SIMPLER IF I ASKED FOR A LIST OF THE THINGS THAT WERE *NOT* WRONG WITH THE AFORESAID ANONYMOUS?
IT WOULD APPEAR THAT-
"No, wait master. Here it comes."
Albert pointed to something white zigzagging lazily through the air. Finally Death reached up an caught the single sheet of paper.
He read it carefully and then turned it over briefly just in case anything was written on the other side.
"May I?" said Albert. Death handed him the paper.
"'lol no u faget, '" Albert read aloud. "Oh, well. Maybe a week at the seaside'd be better, then."