TTR / LWT: Preschool Peri and the Potential of Paradoxes (drabble)

Izzy knelt down beside the nervous toddler.

"Now, Peri," she said. "Mr Banach and Mr Tarski would like to ask you a
few questions. Is that all right?"

Peri nodded, mutely. One of the visitors held out a doll.

"Can you show us, on the doll, what the nasty Time Lords did?" he said.

Peri snatched the toy. "They did this," she said. "And this. And this..."

Izzy winced. There was something disconcerting about the child's rapid,
precise hand movements.

"...And this," Peri concluded. "There."

She held out five dolls, and looked at their faces. "Didn't I do it right?"

John Elliott

Thinks: This is what a nice clean life leads to. Hmm, why did I ever lead one?
-- Bluebottle, in the Goon Show