TEC: Chapter 57: Kind of Barren
This is a little nonsense chapter that gets us the rest of the way to the dig site. Murphy and Bingster and Jassim and Captain Davis and Isis (a bit) discuss Babylon, telling us (and each other) nothing we (and they) didn’t know before.
But yanno, we couldn’t have just have the next scene be at the dig site! Otherwise how would we know they got there???
“It’s kind of barren out here,” Bingman said as they drove farther out of Baghdad.
Yeah, like this book. ZING!
“I have heard there might be a possibility of the United Nations moving here.” [said Drake]
Wow, really? You don’t say! Hadn’t heard!
“I was just wondering if [Colonel Davis] received my message about borrowing the sonar sled. We used it when we were here last time to find the hollow opening into the chamber where the golden head was found.” [said Murphy]
And YES, geez, we remember!
“I believe he did, sir. I know that I saw our men checking it out before I went to Baghdad to pick you up.”
“That’s good news, Captain. That will save us a lot of unnecessary digging.”
“That’s right, Captain, I didn’t ditch my unnecessary work teaching to come here and do and unnecessary archaeology work DIGGING or anything!”