>>>>> "dblack" == dblack  <dblack / candle.superlink.net> writes:

    dblack> No need to redefine show_civ in the children, is there?

Hmmm ... I was sure I tried it without the redefinition and it didn't
work.  But you are correct, they aren't needed.

BTW, I like the use of the attr_reader in the class.  Good move.

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