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Copyright © 2009, Michael M Wayman

There are a lot of gaps in what you write, lots of short lines. We could run all the words together.

Yes, but that would only save paper. If the words were also printed very small that would save ink too.

Yes, everyone has a magnifying glass and knows how to use it. You know! We could use numbers instead of words.

Yes, there are very few different words. Every word gets a number from 1 to 99. That will save a lot of paper and ink.

Just think of it, three novels on one sheet of paper, plus an extra sheet to look up the numbers. Yes, all you will need are two sheets of paper and a magnifying glass.

0! 1 55 86 99 37.

1 61 49 32 97; 22 17 14 8.

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