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Squirrely ing construction. The syntax was peculiar and singularly obtuse. The booklet’s stilted language suggested that directions had been composed in some other language, then translated into English, Spanish and French. Clearly the translator’s original tongue was not English. Slots seemed misaligned compared to those shown on the blurry diagrams. Each piece of supplied fasteners was metric in dimension. Most of my tools were based on measurements originating from medieval British monarchs. Putting the gadget together reminded me, disconcertedly, about past misadventures in Christmas

If it could discourage my furry gray squirrels, it would truly be an engineering marvel. toy assembly. I had been younger then, with better eyesight. Concern was also generated that to com-

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