When first this desire consumed me, I did not bother myself with such niceties. I might be at an elegant and sophisticated cocktail party, and I would take someone aside, steer them to a corner where we would not be overheard, and say:
“Can I have your head? I want to take it across the sea, and drop it like an apple of discord.”
There would then follow a discussion in the course of which the familiar objections, of criminal intent and physical harm, would be raised. I blustered my way through these by wearing a fixed grin and waving my arms a lot, but the difficulties would not go away.
The Lobster’s Tune (Conclusion)
Variation On A Theme Of Gerard Manley Hopkins
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