Chapter the Second
1And Dirk went west, from Chicago,
through Wisconsin, South Dakota, and Wyoming,
up into Idaho, over into Washington, all the
while seeking signs, keys to the kabbalistic mysteries that tormented
his increasingly frictioned fiction.
2And the signs became manifest. And Dirk interpreted the
signs and thereby found his destiny.
3His death would be of the Weekly World News Elvis
variety, a hoax, a way of escaping the demands of celebrity and worship,
a means of procuring the time necessary to go west agatherin insight.
4But was he dead already? Had his
demise been described?
5Or was such thinking premature?
7Then blew his nose, loudly and poorly. Mucous coated his mustache
and made it as large as Nietzsches, though
of a different color, of course.
8And Dirk examined his notes and discovered the Book
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