Monday, 6 June 2016

Gentle Rebellion And Mild Rain


bears a second child, a daughter, named for God's Mother;

realizes that Gratillonius and Salomon will not rebel against Rome but might rebel against the present usurper;

articulates that they "'...can make things better rather than let them go on getting worse.'"
-Poul and Karen Anderson, The Dog And The Wolf, Chapter XXII, section 3, p. 443.

And when she has done all that, how does nature respond?

"Rain came, not cruelly slashing as in last year but a mildness that swelled the crops to full ripening."
-section 4, p. 443.

The reader realizes that this is appropriate whether or not s/he pauses to analyze it.

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