This is a detail from our very old and important painting by George Murray.
Those of you who have attended a class in The Eye of the Storm, the lecture hall in the academy’s tower, will recognize it as the painting that hangs
on the wall behind – and to the right – of the lectern.
I’m not always in this painting, but today I wanted to let you see
exactly where I’ll be sitting in your copy of this painting
when it arrives at your house this Christmas.*
Indiana Beagle, esquire,
of the Santa Maria Beagles on my father’s side
and the Mayflower Beagles on my mother’s.
THAT, my friends, is a pedigree.
* Read about this opportunity just beyond the terminus page,
after I give you the BeagleSword.