This non-turning fan turn of events came as no surprise to
anyone with a lick of common sense, regardless of how well versed they were in
the realm of 'sealed bearing' versus non sealed electric motors: the very air
which circulates through such a motor for the purpose of cooling said motor, carried, in this
case, such a particulate load – especially pernicious, as it contained mostly
metal particles in varying states of ionization – as to completely clog the
shaft and armature, rendering the motor useless.
So with the fan not spinning,
above the pen
the men started sinning once again.