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The Worm Ouroboros, Chapter One: The Castle of Lord Juss


Lessingham and his avian conductor visit the court of the Lords of Demonland—men with horns—as spectral observers:

“The eastern stars were paling to the dawn as Lessingham followed the conductor along the grass walk between the shadowy ranks of Irish yews, that stood like soldiers mysterious and expectant in the darkness…”

The little martlet then assures him, “For thou and I walk here impalpable and invisible, as it were two dreams walking.”

Advance Show Notes

-Chapter one as a whimsical indictment of The Great War, the dreamy conduct of the narrative reminiscent of 1970s movies such as Easy Rider and Apocalypse Now, as hallucinogenic reveries of something stolen from Man by the conduct of recent and treasonous war foisted on the fighting class by managerial elites.

-The seven pillared hall

-The list of demon lords reminiscent of the naval review from the Iliad

-The leading narrative to the brief speech of Lord Brandoch Daha, page 11, paragraph 3, demonstrative of Eddison’s defter passages.

-Traitorous war

-The fleeing of the Ambassador of Demonland, page 14-15, James’ favorite line.

He: Gilgamesh: Into the Face of Time

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LaManoAugust 15, 2017 11:11 AM UTC

I don't have page numbers in my version, but I'm guessing that JL's favorite line is among ....

"Rashly and to thy certain undoing, O Goldry Bluszco, hast thou bidden our Lord the King to contend with thee in wrastling. For be thou never so mighty of limb, yet hath he overthrown as mighty. And he wrastleth not for sport, but will surely work thy life's decay, and keep the dead bones of thee with the bones of the ninety and nine champions whom he hath heretofore laid low in that exercise."

Sounds like him!! " ... surely work thy life's decay ...."