I don’t know if this will continue, but there’s a stuffed cow in Book V. There’s a stuffed cow in Book V partly because of an email I got some months back, but also because, as soon as I got the email, the stuffed cow appeared in the book. At first for no reason. I stared (mentally) at the stuffed cow and it didn’t even look back. It wasn’t a very good stuffed cow. It was big, and badly done, and ugly, and smelled some. WHY was there a stuffed cow in my book? I understood it had something to do with the impetus of the email, but not what it had to do with the story.