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0455 Mandag=Morddag

October 3, 2013
0455 One Monday We Killed Them All 1708
  • Title: Mandag=Morddag
  • English Title: Monday=Death Day
  • Canon: One Monday We Killed Them All
  • Language: Danish
  • Country: Denmark
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 1964
  • Publisher: Uniprint
  • Collection: Dollar Serien
  • Collection #: 100
  • Cover Price: Kr. 3.10
  • Cover Artist: photo

Image courtesy of the John D. MacDonald Collection, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

This previously milk cartoned cover brings up all kinds of questions. I, of course, assume that my readers know that July and August are the warmest and wettest months in Copenhagen, but the average high temperature then is only 19°C (70°F for my mathematically challenged American readers), so what on earth is this poor girl doing out in the rain while buck naked (or butt naked, take your choice or join the raging argument about which is correct). Of course, we’re not supposed to care; we’re supposed to tell her that she is indoors so please close your brolly (for my British readers) or bumbershoot (for my American readers who want to sound British but are mistaken) so we can have a better look at you, lass, eh what?

If indeed she is using the brol bumbersh umbrella to protect herself from the rain, why isn’t she holding it over her head?

Where in the story is an umbrella ever mentioned?

I don’t know what to make of the blurb, except that you should not risk your life on Google Translate:

Seven days he spread fear about it.
So obtained fate him.

 

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