Bishops move diagonally. That's why they often turn up where the kings don't expect them to be.
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The truth is that even big collections of ordinary books distort space, as can readily be proved by anyone who has been around a really old-fashioned secondhand bookshop, one of those that look as though they were designed by M. Escher on a bad day and has more staircases than storeys and those rows of shelves which end in little doors that are surely too small for a full- sized human to enter. The relevant equation is Knowledge power energy matter mass a good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read.
But in his experience it was only a matter of time before the normal balance of the universe restored itself and started doing the usual terrible things to him.
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