Friday, 11 January 2013
Illustration Friday: Ocean
Not all of the children at the St. Gavin the Obtuse Memorial Hospital and meat processing plant came from the supposed entrance to the nether world. One of the first ever occupants was young Januska Smadzenes who was fished out of the ocean by a local fisherman. Upon seeing her head bobbing around, he originally thought she was a large portuguese man of war. After bringing her home, his wife's nigh constant vomiting at her bizarre appearance, and him not being able to sell her at the fish market prompted him to dump her on their doorstep.
The hospital easily found out her name, as despite being approximately five years old, she was able to speak, read, write and converse quite freely in most known languages. She could also recite Pi to up to fifty-thousand decimal places, and was far more intelligent than any tutor provided for her.
She read all the medical journals one weekend and eventually became chief diagnostic consultant at St. Gavins at age seven. Her most disconcerting party trick however, was answering general knowledge questions.... three seconds BEFORE you asked them!