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“It’s a known area of vulnerability,” says Harris. “Aquatic attack! Enemy frogmen, firing spearguns from the reeds before the bodyguard can shake off his shock!”

“Or her shock,” says Burlington.

“A female bodyguard wouldn’t be shocked,” says Harris firmly.

Burlington lets this pass and waves vaguely. “Okay,” he says, “your solution?”

Harris yanks the curtain from the big plastic tank. Its occupant heaves itself onto the edge, whiskers brandished in a rampant pose of fierce vigilance.

“Let’s see them,” grins Harris, “get past a guard manatee!”

The manatee proves to be completely useless so they eat it and get a dog.