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Adele Mundy

//A No-Prize for Blaze for spotting my mis-spelling! It was late when I posted, and I didn’t catch the typo.

And a No-Prize for Draeco for knowing where his towel is! And if neither of you have heard the original BBC4 radio series, I think it’s available for download somewhere out there
waves vaguely
on the InterTubez. In my opinion, better than the later adaptations to print or film, but then I’m something of a traditionalist. 🙂

And a towel is essential to survival as a galactic hitchhiker:
“A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-bogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you — daft as a brush, but very very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.”

You can’t be a real frood unless you know where your towel is!

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