By Albert Uderzo
With out the robust potion whipped up by means of the Druid Getafix, Asterix and his fellow villagers might by no means have the energy to struggle Caesar’s legions. Now Getafix has run in need of rock oil, a necessary element within the concoction. There’s not anything left to do yet have Asterix and Obelix prospect for black gold within the heart jap barren region. however the Roman undercover agent, Dubbelosix, utilizing his awesome folding chariot and new undercover agent devices, is decided to prevent them.
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Silent. Ace realised that the refrigerator was making no noise at all. ’ she said. ’ Ray smiled as he came back with two rather inviting looking bottles of beer. The cool green bottles were frosted with dew. ‘But it’s silent, baby. Peltier effect. I rigged it up myself. ’ He slammed the door behind him with his foot and brought the bottles back to the armchairs. ‘We couldn’t have refrigerator compressor noise in the same room as the music , could we baby? And speaking of music…’ He had no sooner sat down beside Ace, both of them with beers in their hands, than he bobbed back up again and moved nervously towards the record player.
He was halfway up the stairs, moving in a brisk athletic lope, when he looked up and saw Ace. ‘Ah,’ he said. ‘I was hoping to catch you here. ’ ‘Butcher? Here? ’ ‘To confiscate a record by some Japanese-American singer called Lady Silk. ’ ‘How baffling. ’ ‘Still inside, interrogating Ray. ’ The sound of jazz blasted from Ray’s apartment, echoing through the hallway. Ace and the Doctor turned and started down the steps below the central balcony, back out into the daylight. The Doctor had just reached the bottom step, moving slightly ahead of Ace, when there was a sudden sharp crack of sound.
Oppy picked up the shovel. ’ said the Doctor. ’ Oppy shrugged, his lanky frame shuddering. ‘Nothing, I guess. It’s a man’s job really. ’ He rested the shovel on his shoulder and glanced at the house. ’ Oppy shrugged again. ‘If you really want to. ’ He and the Doctor started for the rear of the house, leaving Ace in the front yard. She stayed there for all of five seconds, then followed. She found the two men standing by the kitchen door. Oppy was saying, ‘Kitty called me home. She was having a conniption fit and I can’t say I blame her.