May 30 2012

Reading Eddison’s The Worm Ouroboros (part 2)

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Best line yet in The Worm Ouroboros by E.R. Eddison:

“The King muttered an incantation, and the powder moved and heaved, and was like a crawling mass of cheesemites in an overripe cheese.”

No. I take that back.

“‘My Lord the King, I have looked steadfastly on this cockatrice and it affrighteth me no whit, but it is loathly in my sight, so that my gorge riseth because of it,’ and with that he fell a-vomiting.”

“Fell a-vomiting.”

Yes. I think I need to find a way to work that phrase into my daily speech.

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