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80 Days Around the World in Durban

Author: 
Ari Sitas
Body: 

Meanwhile at the Reform Club on Florida Road, Solly Meer, the Prof and Mr. Metro are having drinks

 

- Did I tell you that my cousin is Lady Aouda Fogg?

- No Solly, as in the 80 days Around the World…Aouda Fogg?

- Come on Solly, you are talking shit again…

- S’true…S’true as s’true as truth

- You know the story- Fogg did the trip around the world and saved her grandma, Aouda Fogg from Suttee…I wached the movie again the other night…

- The Jackie Chan one?

--No, no…the original with David Niven…And, they got married in London…No their son, was a pro-consul here in Durban…and met my mother’s sister, Lubna…They fell in love…there was the usual scandal that she was a Muslim…and so on…So he took her back to London…Now Lady Aouda Fogg…the one I am talking about…she is the only Dark Lady in London…she was named after her grandma…

- Funny only the other day at the World Congress I said that nowadays you can do 80 days Around the World without having to leave Durban…

- No, really?

- Well everyone applauded, it is on fucking tape

 

(Trader comes up to their table selling wire-beaded, crocodiles)

 

- No…go…go

 

(elephants)

 

- No…no…thank you

 

(rhinos)

 

- GO…

 

(He does)

 

- How do they get up here, they are allover the place

- They are from Zimbabwe…I hear…

- You can’t have a drink in quiet anymore without one of them trying to sell you something…I must speak to the manager…

- I must speak to the Mayor

- What about these Zimbabweans?

- No about publicity- 80 Days around the world in Durban…

- Good stuff

- Here we are sipping our gin at the Reform Club…We need a Wager…

- Got plenty of those in my workplace

- No…I mean, a Wager- that you can’t do 80 Days around the world in Durban…And you say I can…And I say…here is 20 smackers…I bet you can’t…And you say…make it 40 and you have a Deal…

- Ah but you guys are not Sociologists…How do you do it as a Tourist or a Vagabond? The Tourist stuff is easy- we phone your cousin to come…we make a film of her going around the world in Durban…In a Ricksha…Feed her Zulu Sushi…But a vagabond? Walking the streets?

- Sleeping in shelters?

 

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