Dear readers, tonight we reprint a transcript of a TV interview, hosting two sisters — a biologist and an author. They are here to tell us about their adventures in the Amazon basin, and about the crypids they encountered there.
Jack Carver: Tonight, we are honored to welcome Adalyn and Penelope Price to the show. Adalyn, of course, is best known for her contributions to the field of biology, particularly in the study of the “Ex-Extinct.” And Penelope generously took time out of her book tour to talk to us. Ladies, how are you tonight?
Adalyn: Ada. Just call me Ada. I’m…I’m doing well. Thanks.
Penelope: Penny is fine. *smiles* We’re happy to be on the show. Thanks for having us.
Jack: Of course, how could we miss this opportunity?
Adalyn Ada: *under breath* By not calling… Penelope Penny: *Glares briefly toward Ada*
Jack: *laughs awkwardly* So, tell us a little bit about how you got started with…with all of this!
Penny: Well, we owe a lot to José Narvaez, he couldn’t be here today, but if it wasn’t for him, “Existence” wouldn’t exist. *laughs*
Ada: Are you asking how we became “monster hunters?” That’s what you really want to know, right?
Jack: Sure. *hesitates* Let’s start with that.
Ada: Lost a crew to carnivorous land whales from the Eocene. José dogged us till we gave in.
Penny: Till you gave in.
Ada: But you get it, Jack. This is what? Your twelfth time trying to get me here?
Penny: What Ada is less than eloquently saying, is that the world was extremely interested in her discovery. Even if it did color us with some unwanted fame.
Ada: Us? Me, you mean?
Ada: *laughs sarcastically*
Jack: Penny, in your book, Existence, you detail your expedition into the Amazon in search of a living legend. But you also state that this has always been an interest in your family?
Penny: I have to admit, it was mostly Ada’s. I played with dolls as a child and did my fair share of finger painting. For Ada, it was monsters.
Ada: They were dinosaurs.
Penny: Sure, that’s where it started, but that led to Loch Ness and Bigfoot…
Ada: And giant sloths and sabretooth tigers. Yeah.Continue reading “Adalyn and Penelope Price (of Existence, by L. D. Whitney)”