“My father was an American mutt, a good man. His first name was Otis. He, uh, was named after King Otis of Lafaria. The King had eighteen wives but that’s not what killed him. He was killed when an old duck fell outta the sky and hit him on the head -- that’s why in Lafaria when somethin’s goin for your head, like a rock, a bee, y’know an object of some kind, people say, ‘Duck!’ That’s how that whole thing got started. We say duck in America now.”
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