…’All colour had faded from the sky and although the big board by the gate creaked slightly in the night wind, there was no passer-by to read the sharp, hard letters that cut straight as black knives across its white surface.
Bugs… (pause) CARROTS! (pause) Reads…
THIS IDEALLY SITUATED ESTATE
COMPRISING SIX ACRES
OF EXCELLENT BUILDING LAND
IS TO BE DEVELOPED
WITH HIGH CLASS MODERN RESIDENCES
BY SUTCH AND MARTIN, LIMITED
OF NEWBURY, BERKS
Cara… In the context of the story then, this notice spells doom for the rabbits and the warren…
Bugs… So, what’s going on? Why have we presented you with these cards?
Cara… A spanking, brand new pair of Bunny ears for anyone who can tell us?
Bugs… If no takers… Well, you are all now Rabbits anyway…Why?
Because you are in the same position in relation to the first inscription on the card as the rabbits in the story are to the second… (both Cara and Bugs elaborate on that position) So, to emphasise that position…
Cara… In the darkness and warmth of the burrow Hazel suddenly woke, struggling and kicking with his back legs…
Bugs… It was Fiver, who was clambering over him, clawing and grabbing like a rabbit trying to climb a wire fence in panic.
Cara… ‘Fiver! Fiver, wake up… It’s Hazel. You’ll hurt me in a moment. Wake up!
He held him down. Fiver struggled and woke.
Bugs… “Oh, Hazel! I was dreaming. It was dreadful.
You were there.
We were sitting on water, going down a great, deep stream, and then I realised we were on a board, like that board in the field.
There were other rabbits there but when I looked down the board was made of bones and wires…
I was looking for you everywhere and trying to drag you out of a hole in the bank.
You said, “The Chief Rabbit must go alone, and you floated away down a dark tunnel of water.”
Cara… Well, you’ve hurt my ribs, anyway.
Tunnel of water… What rubbish!
Can we go back to sleep now?
Bugs… “Hazel – the danger, the bad thing. It hasn’t gone away.
It’s here – all round us.
Don’t tell me to forget about it and go to sleep.
We’ve got to get away before it’s too late.”
Cara… repeats… ‘The bad thing.
It hasn’t gone away.
It’s here… all around us…’
So, we ask again…
Is our script.
Our unknown script good or bad?
Bugs… Is it worthy or unworthy of ridicule?
If any Companions claimed to know at outset let them reveal, alternatively, Reveal…
This is a fragment of angelic language used by Dr John Dee.
It is part of an invocation…
Cara… ‘I reign over you, saith the God of Justice.
Move therefore and show yourselves.
Appear unto us; open the mysteries of your Creation, the balance of
Righteousness and Truth.’
to be continued…