|7 a"Which is that nothing is worth dying for,
8 "And you shouldn't risk it."
CHAPTER 131 Thereupon the punks smiled and said back to Wayne,
2 "We understand that you are in something of a trap,
3 "For this situation is very like the way professional writers say life itself is,
4 "Meaning that it looks as if byou can't win,
5 "No matter what.
6 "We are very sorry about this, of course,
7 "But maybe you can reassure yourself by remembering your belief that the whole universe is totally crandom anyway,
8 "Like some dbig accident,
9 "And that the eodds against you ever running into a situation like this one must be almost too high to count,
10 "Which makes you special,
11 "In about the only way someone of fyour beliefs could ever be special.
12 "Does that make you feel better, Wayne?
13 "We hope it does,
14 "Because your time is up."
CHAPTER 141 Then Wayne spoke, in a loud shaky voice, saying, g"I have decided that I hold my beliefs so deeply that I am willing to die for them,
2 "Just as you are willing to die for your beliefs.
3 "And I implore you to accept the htruth of my message,
||4 "So that no life need be lost before its itime,
5 "Including all of yours,
6 "Not to mention mine.
7 "For truly if my life is lost before its time,
8 "Then yours will be too,
9 "For which you'll have to take my jword,
10 "Which, I hasten to remind you, is the word of a man who is willing to die for what he believes."
CHAPTER 151 When Wayne had finished speaking, the punks replied to him, as follows:
2 "Friend Wayne, we are touched by your concern for our well-being,
3 "But you have not persuaded us of your belief,
4 "Which is contrary to our belief,
5 "No matter how much we respect your willingness to die for it.
6 "We would like to let you go free,
7 "Back to kRio or wherever you came from,
8 "But we cannot do that,
9 "Because if a man is willing to die for the belief that no belief is worth dying for,
10 "He is a stupid man,
11 "Even lstupider than the punk writers of Punk City,
12 "And too stupid to live.
13 "That is why we have decided that you must mdie for your belief,
14 "In an appropriately stupid way,
15 "Like ncrucifixion."