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« Reply #15 on: 03 July 2009, 01:57:34 »

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Also, at my age, the memory starts to go

Lame excuse, Judith! It doesn't begin before 45...   grin
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« Reply #16 on: 03 July 2009, 02:30:20 »

Ok :) The title and the following sentence are clues: "Glad was sight, for it rested on the full glory of Faivis Fang Caiaphas."
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« Reply #17 on: 03 July 2009, 10:50:24 »

Hmmmmm  - Edgar Rice Burroughs comes to mind - either Tarzan or John Carter of Mars.... but any of the authors of that time could have produced such a grandiose opening....
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« Reply #18 on: 03 July 2009, 14:13:30 »

Wordsworth? ;)

"GLAD SIGHT wherever new with old
Is joined through some dear homeborn tie;
The life of all that we behold
Depends upon that mystery.
Vain is the glory of the sky,
The beauty vain of field and grove,
Unless, while with admiring eye
We gaze, we also learn to love."



I am so sure had the poem quoted at me a few days after my arrival in a moment of annoyance. But it may have been Rayne :P
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"That doesn't sound like much of a rule!"
"Actually, it's the only one he needs." (Making Money by Terry Pratchett)
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« Reply #19 on: 08 July 2009, 06:23:48 »

Hi Coren,

A bit later than I thought, but I've now managed to catch up with Chs. 2 & half-3. Well done! I only found a little thing:

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Everybody was going to have a good time, whether they could help it or not; and Akantha was not to be thwarted.

If they can  indeed help having a good time, they're not  going to have it - or are they?

Did you mean: "Everybody was going to have a good time, whether they wanted to or not"?
Or you could say: "Everybody was going to have a good time, whether they felt like it or not".

Maybe you were consciously trying to avoid exactly what I'm suggesting here, as it's probably not  a new 'joke' ...

Anyway, I'm looking forward to the rest of Chapter 3!

EDIT: PS: If Anna Karenina and War & Peace seem dauntingly voluminous - I quite like Tolstoy's shorter fiction, too. "The Death of Ivan Illich" is one of my favourites!
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« Reply #20 on: 27 July 2009, 03:20:05 »

Thanks for the comments Shabakuk! I'll respond to these later this week :)
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