RUSH: Here’s Sophie in Roanoke. Oh, we have a 10-year-old, another child on the phone here. This is Sophie in Roanoke, Virginia. Hi, Sophie. I’m glad you called.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. I just wanted to talk to you about your book. I read it, and it was really good.
RUSH: Well, I appreciate that. You know, this is the biggest thrill for me, to hear from people that the book was written for, to hear how much you like it. I can’t tell you how happy you are making me.
CALLER: Well, everybody has been asking when you’re gonna write another one, and someone told me that you are, and I thought I know what it would be about.
RUSH: Okay. So you are asked if I’m gonna write another one, and somebody told you that I am gonna write another one, so you want to guess what it’s about; is that right?
CALLER: Yeah. I think I know what it’s about.
CALLER: Because in the end of the book you said that you were going to Liberty’s hometown in time.
CALLER: Liberty is supposed to be Paul Revere’s horse, so I thought that you were going to when he rode on Liberty through the villages and stuff to warn all the people.
RUSH: So you think that in the next book Paul Revere is going to ride Liberty to warn all the people?
RUSH: That’s just amazing. That’s actually not a bad idea. Paul Revere on his smart-aleck talking horse, refusing the ride ’cause he’d rather have apples. (laughing) Sophie, that is an interesting idea. I can’t commit. You know, I’m bound by a nondisclosure agreement and secrecy. I’ve told Liberty and Rush Revere that I will not divulge anything they have planned in the future until they announce it. It won’t be long before they tell me what they’re going to do next, and when this happens I’ll pass it on to you.
CALLER: All right.
RUSH: And I’ll tell ’em that idea, too, ’cause, you know, that’s a great idea. They can go back anywhere in American history they want, and if they want to, Liberty can go to Paul Revere and say, “Hey, ride me!” Not a bad idea. That is very smart. See, that is an engaged reader, at 10 years old, already plotting future books. It’s this kind of stuff, folks, that gives all of us faith and confidence in the future of the country. Sophie, hang on. Do not hang up, because I want to send you a Ted-Tea Bear — that’s dressed up like Rush Revere, actually — and an audio copy, an audio version of Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims. Mr. Snerdley will pick the phone right up here in just a second, and we will be back.