These days, most ordinary organizations go to a great deal of trouble to make themselves known to the world. They make Web sites and TV commercials and take out those ads that show up on the sides of buses. This organization is anything but ordinary.
V.F.D. is an organization that tries to ensure that the world remains, as they say, quiet. Since the schism, it has not been easy. That's about all we know about what they do, except that its members are disguised as various waiters, judges, cheesemakers, fortune tellers, handymen, detectives, duchesses, dramatic critics, and cows. Oh, and the good members of V.F.D. do not like fire.
does V.F.D. stand for?
The verdict? Well, maybe, but then again, maybe not. If you don't have the book, click on the picture above, which will open an enlarged version in a new window.
just for randomness sake...
The world is quiet here.
*Note: This is the motto of the Veritable French Diner, a bona fide V.F.D. headquarters, complete with the sugar bowls. No, I don't know the sugar bowl secret either.