What kind of tortous tasks does the terrible Trivium give Milo, Tock, and the Humbug? Why do you think trivil tasks are so terrible? What kind of torturous tasks does the Terrible Trivium give Milo, Tock, and the Humbug?
The Terrible Trivium's job was to so occupy people's time that they no longer had time to do anything important. One character had to dig a hole in a cliff using a needle. Another had to move each grain of sand from a beach. Lastly, the other had to empty a well using an eyedropper. While busy with these tasks, the characters forgot about rescuing the Princesses of Rhyme and Reason and restoring order to the kingdom. Therefore, the chaos in the kingdoms of numbers and words would continue. War would break out over what was more important, words or numbers while the Demons of Darkness took over the world.
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