Barnabas Schmidt said with full confidence, “I know exactly what’s going on in Paris.”
“You keep saying that,” Robert Fiedler replied, “but I’m starting to believe that you don’t actually know anything.”
“I’ve known what was going on since I first heard the news. I kept saying the disease would spread, but did anyone believe me? No, of course not. Did the disease spread? Yes, of course it did. Did I say the Empire should have prepared better? And did anyone listen to me? Yes, I did, and no, no one did. Not even you, Rob.”
“Barry, you know I listen to you!”
“Don’t call me Barry.”
“I always listen to you, even when you go on your weird rants, kinda like what you’re doing now.”
“You think this is a rant? I can show you a rant.”

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