Ellie Connelly and the Eye of the Vortex, page 71
Page six of the current chapter, nine more pages to go.
When struggling to figure out how Ellie was going to refer to her gang of goofs, I made the happy discovery that ‘confederacy of dunces’ was an idea coined by Jonathan Swift some hundred-plus years before this takes place. The perfect description!
And don’t worry, I already have the words ‘Deus Slacks Machina’ scribbled in the margin of this original page right next to Henry’s wardrobe malfunction.