"Jake sputtered to a halt as she approached The Mayor's extra-large office door, awestruck at first, then chagrined at being so affected by something so trivial as a big piece of wood. It was twice as tall as her and broad as the span of her reach from fingertip to fingertip. The knob was enormous too, a cannonball in comparison to most, though proportionate to this particular portal. It was a textbook bully tactic, more deserving of disdain than deference. A big door like that was a modern-day drawbridge, a pitiful attempt to intimidate the hoi polloi, its breadth an implication that a mighty and mean force lay waiting to be reckoned with on the other side." (Chapter 7)

"What can you do for me today?"

"We need to tell them what to think before someone else does."

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