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They watched him politely and expectantly, like people awaiting the punch line.
‘Good grief, do I have to spell it out?’ he said.
‘He means sexual magnetism,’ said the Lecturer in Recent Runes, happily. ‘The lure of wanton soft bosoms and huge ‘I was saying’, he said loudly, ‘that we didn’t know the meaning of the word "sex" when we were young.’
‘That’s true. That’s very true,’ said Poons. He stared reflectively at the flames. ‘Did we ever, mm, find out, do you remember?’
There was a moment’s silence.
‘Say what you like, she’s a fine figure of a young womanpulsating thighs, and the forbidden fruits of desire which‑‘A couple of wizards carefully moved their chairs away from him.‘Ah, sex,’ said the Dean of Pentacles, interrupting the Lecturer in Recent Runes in mid‑sigh. ‘Far too much of it these days, in my opinion.’‘Oh, I don’t know,’ said the Lecturer in Recent Runes. He looked wistful.The noise woke up Windle Poons, who had been dozing in his wheelchair by the fire. There was always a roaring fire in the Uncommon Room, summer or winter.‘Wassat?’ he said.The Dean leaned towards an ear.