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This is the third time in a week that I get an owl from my gran reminding me to go "rescue" my grandfather at the expedition, lest he forget it's Christmas. Okay, so he doesn't reply to her owls, but it's nothing to worry about - and it's certainly no reason to send so many reminders to her grandson, who has already promised to go and still has to stay in school for a while longer (and who will probably stay there with his grandfather, as the combination of stifling heat, piranhas, giant mosquitoes and fire slugs is a million times better than our family gatherings). Granddad's probably too busy to reply right now, or the owls haven't reached him yet. After all, Brazil is a very long way away and there's a limit to what an owl can do.
I think my gran's problem is not that she fears my grandfather might be in danger, but what he might be up to. After all, since civilization is too far away from his study area, he's staying with a local tribe where clothing is optional, and where there are a lot of good-looking young women. However, knowing my grandfather, I doubt he has even noticed - the natives' view on these things is very unlike ours, and they behave so naturally about this that we forget they're naked. (In fact, when I was there this summer they made me feel exposed, even though I was fully clothed for a while, but that's another story.) Besides, grandfather is not a young man; I doubt nakedness is on his mind.

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newt_adrian
Dec. 11th, 2007 12:03 pm (UTC)
I'll take your word for it and stick very close to civilisation indeed.
newt_leanne
Dec. 11th, 2007 01:22 pm (UTC)
Good-looking women with no clothes on? Why Rolf, you little devil!
newt_merton
Dec. 12th, 2007 01:17 am (UTC)
I very much hope that nakedness isn't on your grandfather's mind.
newt_rolf
Dec. 12th, 2007 09:28 am (UTC)
I'm sure it isn't. It seems to be on my gran's, though, which I find worrying enough as it is.
newt_patricia
Dec. 13th, 2007 12:09 am (UTC)
Forget they're naked? I'm pretty sure I wouldn't.
newt_rolf
Dec. 13th, 2007 09:50 am (UTC)
I was certain I wouldn't either, but it happened.
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