Rufus T. Firefly: And now, members of the Cabinet — we’ll take up old business.
Mistermuse: I wish to discuss my previous post, GNOME DE PLUME.
Firefly: Sit down. That’s new business. No old business? Very well — then we’ll take up new business.
Mistermuse: Now, about GNOME DE PLUME.
Firefly: Too late. That’s old business already. Sit down.


Old business or not, I owe it to my royal leaders — I mean my loyal readers — to give them the correct answers to the quiz in my last post, and I’m no longer going to leave them (my loyal readers) hanging, which is too good for ’em  anyway (my royal leaders, that is) . Besides, I have no new business to write about, so it’s either this or nothing (and no, you don’t get to choose). So sit back, have a nice bowl of hot Duck Soup, and enjoy seeing how many of the following noms de plume you didn’t get right, you ignorant Sylvanians!

ARTEMUS WARD / Charles Farrar Browne
GEORGE SAND / Aurore Dupin
GEORGE ELIOT / Mary Anne Evans
LEWIS CARROLL / Charles Dodgson
SYLVIA PLATH / Victoria Lucas

ISAK DINESEN / Karen Blixen
ANATOLE FRANCE / Jacques Anatole Thibault
SIDNEY SHELDON / Sidney Schechtel
O. HENRY / William Sydney Porter

ANNE RICE / Howard Allen Frances O’Brien
AYN RAND / Alisa Zinov’yevna Rosenbaum
C. S. FORESTER / Cecil Smith
VOLTAIRE / Francois Marie Arouet

Hail, hail Fredonia!