Dear Brother Rat,
I should be shocked at your Rule, but have to admit that I see some rather startling similarities to the true state of my own heart. However I manage the subterfuge really well, so no one guesses.
I wish you a wonderful trip overseas. Keep an eye on Helen.
With a loud squeak
This subterfuge thing sounds really good. Maybe I could try it and get myself noviced or even professed. But what is subterfuge? What does it mean? How does it work? Does bribing or kidnapping judges count as subterfuge? I asked Helen and she said, “Just go and look it up in the dictionary.” But what is a dictionary?
Never mind, next month I will be finding an American closet to hibernate in. It needs to be warm, dark, dry, quiet and full of subterfuge.