Sketch for a "Will-Speak" machine.
I liked the idea of the "Will Speak" machines in The Eyre Affair, manequins not unlike the seaside 'Jolly Jack Tar' who could dispense a few lines of Shakespeare for a florin (10p. It seems Thursday's world is not decimalised) This is a preliminary sketch and would have been one of the illustrations for TN-1, had such a thing occured. If we ever made a film of TN-1, I'd beg Sir Ian McKellan into one of these boxes for an R3 cameo...
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