“It doesn’t have to be personal correspondence,” says the Great Zaganza, Philatelogist, “you just want a general forecast, yes?”
“Yes,” says Azalea, who is going to war.
“Then junk mail will do,” says Zaganza. He sifts it out of her bag, then cuts out its corners: they scrape up the self-adhesives with razors and soak out the lick-and-sticks. Soon they’re poring over nine stamps, arranged by price, blurred by postmark.
“You’re going to get a lot more junk mail,” says Zaganza at last.
“That’s good!” says Azalea, swelling.
“But that doesn’t,” frowns Zaganza, “really change when you die.”