Saturday, 21 May 2016
Dahut sinks to new levels. Her second dupe having failed, she tries to seduce Budic but he invokes Christ so, to gain his trust, she asks him for Christian instruction, saying, understandably, that she mistrusts the elderly pastor, Corentinus. Budic should surely offer to act as go-between rather than agree to keep meeting her in secret. In any case, the reader at least is left in no doubt that Dahut's intentions are entirely dishonest. She snarls and spits as soon as Budic is out of sight.
Even with friendly intentions, it would be wrong to pretend to interest in a person's religion merely as a way to gain their confidence.
This weekend, I should pause from blogging in English to read some Latin in preparation for a class on Tuesday especially since Monday afternoon might be occupied by the X Men film. I found some Latin in James Blish's Black Easter but did not pause to decipher it.