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Keys to the House of Don: Crucible… Stuart France

* ‘…Such a situation invites the approach of treating the various versions  as at least theoretically, the garbled remnants of an episodic whole. While such a method can never lead us to the definitive story but merely and at every … Continue reading

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King Fisher’s Way…

* One time when there was no food at Coyote’s Lodge he went round to Kingfisher’s. “I’m really hungry,” said Coyote, “what is there to eat here?” Kingfisher did not like Coyote’s way with words but he sent his son … Continue reading

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Keys to the House of Don: Heart… Stuart France

* …’Wen is still worried about the insanity of it all… but fairy stories only appear insane to us now because we have become so separated from truth… As children we accepted their subconscious logic intuitively. It both satisfied our … Continue reading

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Flux Tree

* Long ago Coyote was walking his way. He came to a hill on which he saw a man cast his eyes out of his head into a Flux Tree. They hung in the branches of the tree until the … Continue reading

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Broken Fortress… Stuart France

* PC 963 Kraas turned and walked head-long into the sea breeze. Her hair flicked in the wind like rampant flames. “You know, I can’t help feeling we’ve missed a trick with this one.” “It’s mentioned in the book,” replied … Continue reading

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The House that Fish Built: Fat-Head…

* “Indeed there is,” shouted Fat-Head, the son of Short-Neck, and he sprang into the middle of the mead house, “bend down you grizzly gawp, that I might cut off your head tonight and you to cut off mine tomorrow.” … Continue reading

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The House that Fish Built: Carle…

* …Twice the height of any of the men of Albion was the horrible mantle about him and his hair was like a great spreading bush the size of a winter shed, under which thirty bullocks could easily find shelter. … Continue reading

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The House that Fish Built: Mead…

* …So, Long-Horn O’Leary was taken into the presence of the one whose mouth is sweet: “Welcome,” said Maeve, “in preference to Connor Cruel-Crest, I assign to you a cup of gold with a bird chased in silver on its … Continue reading

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The House that Fish Built: Red-Gold…

* …“How should these mighty men of war be greeted?” said Very-White… Said Sweet-Mouthed Maeve, “women to meet them, bonnie, full-breasted and bare, with strong ale, well malted, their food, not scanty but fare.” * So the heroes of Albion … Continue reading

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The House that Fish Built: Very-White…

* …Said Very-White, “it is but a drop before a shower:  I see another chariot coming over the plain.” “Describe it,” said Sweet-Mouthed Maeve. Said Very-White, “I see the horses pulling the chariot: two fiery, spirited bays of great strength … Continue reading

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