Amnesiac and her laptop are upstairs at Upstairs Auntie’s place.
As Upstairs Auntie walks past she sees the picture of the great Alexandrian poet and bad spectacles-chooser Cavafy which crowns the last post.
Upstairs auntie: [Squinting and frowning] Dah meen dah? [Who is that?]
Upstairs: Meen? Gaddafy?? [Who? Qaddafy?]
Amnesiac: La2. CAVAAAFFFFYYY.
Upstairs: Sbelleeh keda [Spell it]
Upstairs: Cavafy…aaaahh [a lightbulb seems to light up]
Amnesiac: [Encouraged] Te3rafeeh? [Do you know him?]
Upstairs: La2. [No]
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