Saturday, May 18, 2013


Thought of the Day

“I am the Sayer of the Law,” said the grey figure. “Here come all that be new to learn the Law. I sit in the darkness and say the Law.”  33
  “It is even so,” said one of the beasts in the doorway.  34
  “Evil are the punishments of those who break the Law. None escape.”  35
  “None escape,” said the Beast Folk, glancing furtively at one another.  36
  “None, none,” said the Ape-man,—“none escape. See! I did a little thing, a wrong thing, once. I jabbered, jabbered, stopped talking. None could understand. I am burnt, branded in the hand. He is great. He is good!”  37
  “None escape,” said the grey creature in the corner.  38
  “None escape,” said the Beast People, looking askance at one another.  39
  “For every one the want that is bad,” said the grey Sayer of the Law. “What you will want we do not know; we shall know. Some want to follow things that move, to watch and slink and wait and spring; to kill and bite, bite deep and rich, sucking the blood. It is bad. ‘Not to chase other Men; that is the Law. Are we not Men? Not to eat Flesh or Fish; that is the Law. Are we not Men?’”

H.G. Wells


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