cleaning up so well (jones_casey) wrote,
cleaning up so well
jones_casey

stichomancy

scylla is on the italian side, and therefore may be said to look west. it is about 8 miles thence to the sicilian coast, so ulysses may be perfectly well told that after passing scylla he will come to the thrinacian island or sicily. charybdis is transposed to a site some few miles to the north of its actual position.

{102} for the reasons which enable us to identify the island of the two sirens with the lipari island now salinas--the ancient didyme, or "twin" island--see the authoress of the odyssey


once more mcteague felt the mysterious intuition of approaching danger; an unseen hand seemed reining his head eastward; a spur was in his flanks that seemed to urge him to hurry, hurry, hurry. the influence grew stronger with every moment. the dentist set his great jaws together and held his ground.

"no," he growled between his set teeth. "no, i'll stay." he made a long circuit around the camp, even going as far as the first stake of the new claim, his winchester cocked, his ears pricked, his eyes alert.
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