We have in this corner a peasant, Jacques Barquin, who swapped his clock for one of the king’s, inadvertently leaving behind his wife’s love letters to him. In this corner, Louis XIV, who upon opening his clock, found a stack of passionate love letters that he assumed against all reason were to him, but no battle plan for Malplaquet. And in this corner, Frederick the Great, who could have removed all of this difficulty with an ounce of foresight, but come on! The gloves are off, and you are in a PRIME position to take in the conclusion to the 2008 FtG Holiday Special! And be sure to come back next week when we return to Ethan Allen in The Far Future!!

– The Count and Geoff