We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
T. S. Eliot
Hi, folks! Buster, the Chronicler of New Lands, at your service, with an account of an extraordinary find: a new world right in my back yard!
I was innocently walking down the street with my faithful manservant, seeking the usual three hundred places to leave my autograph for adoring fans, when we came upon a sign...
Beyond the sign lay a path. It had not been there before. So I decided that this was an opportunity to display decisive leadership! I began towing my reluctant valet forward to see where it led.
Someone had placed markers along the route. Markers! Plainly, for the purpose of Marking! I set to work!
The trail soon reached a river. Perhaps the Styx? It did look a little gloomy!
There were concrete structures placed here and there. I surmised that these liths must be either objects of aboriginal worship or perhaps the Tomb of the Unknown Terrier!
My lackey muttered something about sitting down, and I assured him that such an act would be viewed as sacrilege by the natives.
We set off again and followed the river, rather like Dr. David Livingstone's search for the ultimate source of the Nile.
I do confess, it turned out to be a surprisingly beautiful river! My squire suggested that this might be the legendary Quinnipiac, named after a now-extinct tribe of the Algonquian people. The name itself means “original people,” and they inhabited the Wampanoki or “Dawnland.”
I summoned my manservant to find the courage to go further.
Undiscovered species of lichen beckoned. The lackey scribbled in his notebook, and I urged him forward.
Hmmmmmm.... Another sign! Remarkably, it must have been constructed by the same tribe that built the first.
I think we have discovered the mythical civilization of Terrier Incognita Australis! I shall mark the occasion and plant the flag for Queen and Country!
Plainly, this appears to be an advanced civilization. Their dwellings bear a remarkable resemblance to those of civilized people!
Strangely, the trip home took all of five minutes! I can only conclude that we felicitously came upon a rare, space-time anomaly--a Black Hole--and transported ourselves across the Known Universe to our very own back door! Quantum Entanglement. Superposition of States. I will leave the details to Her Majesty's Mathematicians to explain for future generations...
Your faithful correspondent,