7th october 2004
and not a mere device

'Half the places I have been to, never were,' the Golux said. 'I make things up. Half the things I say are there cannot be found. When I was young I told a tale of buried gold, and men from leagues around dug in the woods. I dug myself.'
'But why?'
'I thought the tale of treasure might be true.'

from James Thurber, The Thirteen Clocks