Cathine's daughter's, Menenome and Olivine Fallbutus, spent the summer months in the company of a red chair. In honour of this chair, and no doubt in his pursuit of Cathine, toy-maker Cisgatten Fallbazz had given Menenome and Olivine a picture book.
Menenome, perpetually eight years old, spoke Maudine, was prone to toothache and nose bleeds, and was happiest hanging upside down like a bat. She sang a lot, swam well, and like a velvet scoter, could stay under water for five minutes.
Olivine, perpetually four years old, a Maudine-speaker, frugivorous and neuralgic, spent much of her time asleep. When awake, she accompanied her sister in an extended dance, song and talk marathon with the red folding chair. Dragged along the tide-line, floated in the sea, tied up at night to a breakwater, the chair only lasted a summer and always had to be replaced.
Menenome remembered one word of English which she taught her sister, though Olivine may have remembered it for herself. They used the word to describe the VUE's malevolence. The pronounced it with a fierce, sharp, monosyllabic stab. The word was 'clout'.
Pages from the picture book
The Falls Biographies
Constance Ortuist Fallaburr
Appis (Arris) Fallabus
Ipson & Pulat Fallari
Bird Raspara Fallicutt
Sallis Pino Fallpinio
Erhaus Bewler Falluper