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Thursday Next in Something Rotten: A Novel - Chapter 38, WCL SuperHoop-88; Chapter 39, Sudden Death; Chapter 40, Second First Person Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 38, WCL SuperHoop-88; Chapter 39, Sudden Death; Chapter 40, Second First Person Summary

In Chapter 38, the Swindon Mallets take to the field against the Reading Whackers. The game is separated into thirds, and during the first third, the Whackers run up a high score. Things are looking hopeless for the Mallets, and then another ruling eliminates one of their star players because she had been born in Denmark while her parents were on vacation. This goes against the Danish Economic (Scapegoat) Act that Kaine had enacted five minutes before. With only five players against eleven, the Mallets play nothing but defense for the second third, which keeps the Whackers from gaining too many points. Before the last third begins, the Neanderthals are allowed to play because part of their genetic engineering included a human voice box, making them...

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