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of the government warned the populace of the menace of
Traveling; but still more and more citizens traveled.
Great outcries arose from the good citizens for something to be done. Some cried out that Traveling to
Muggles was a menace that was sapping the strength of the Kingdom. Others cried out that those who
traveled were sick in their minds and should be helped, whether they wanted help or not. Some, who
claimed to be Travelers, raised their voices and said it was a good thing to travel to the land of Muggles.
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Some said it was not the King's business whether a citizen traveled to Muggles or not.
In the midst of the Confusion and Outcry, some thoughtful citizens asked, "What say our Scholars?
What can we make of this Traveling? How can we understand those who say it is Good and those who
say it is Bad? How can we wisely spend the Kingdom's gold to Do Something when we are confused as
to what is happening?"
The Scholars looked at their books and their papers, and quarreled among themselves. Some books
said that Traveling to Muggles was Bad, and the Doctors wrote of sick people they had treated who had
been to Muggles at one time or another. Some books said that it was Good, Ineffable, Beautiful, and the
Ultimate Truth. Some books about Traveling to Muggles, written by citizens who had been there once or
twice, were clearly Confused. Other books were clearly written by crazy people. Artists wrote of the
paintings of Muggles. Philosophers wrote of the sublime philosophy of Muggles, but did not mention the
paintings. Religious people wrote of the teachings of Muggles, but did not mention the paintings. What
could one make of this? Perhaps the Crazies were mainly writing about craziness, the Philosophers
mainly about philosophy, the Religious about teachings, and no one was saying much about Muggles at
As the outcry of the citizens rose higher, the King's Ministers dispensed gold to the Scholars, and
commanded them to find out the Real Truth about Traveling to Muggles.
Now as any man knows, there are Scholars and Scholars. Some did one thing with their gold, others
did other things.
The school of Scholars most in power at that time was known as the Externalist School. They knew
that men may lie, and so reasoned that what a man says is of little importance, but what he does is Hard
Data The means of Traveling to Muggles was to immerse oneself in the Foggy River. As "swimming"
was unknown in the Kingdom, this seemed an insane act that might lead to drowning; but the Scholars
of the Externalist School set out to study it in their Laboratories. Skilled Craftsmen constructed large
tanks, which were filled with water from the Foggy River. Ordinary citizens (those who claimed to have
traveled to Muggles were considered too biased to use) were held under the water for various times and
their behavior observed. Short immersions had little effect, but longer immersio
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