Thursday, 6 October 2016

The Eagle And Moon

The blog collects accounts of meals, inns and cities. Here is another inn. The Eagle and Moon, run by a black Nantucketer, is in the Alban (English) midlands:

whitewashed plaster interior;
burning logs in an open fireplace;
cast-iron stove;
long bar with brass rail;
roasting meat and onions;
fresh-baked bread;
carved beechwood staircase;
lamps hanging from rafters;
bright blankets on the walls;
crossed bronze-headed spears;
a sheathed short sword;
beds and bathroom upstairs;
acorn-fed roast pork;
ceramic mugs of hot mulled cider;
Nantucketers rest after a long ride.

We need to read this as well as accounts of journeys and battles.

SM Stirling, On The Oceans Of Eternity (New York, 2000), Chapter One, pp. 21-22.

1 comment:

  1. Kaor, Paul!

    Ha! The Eagle and Moon inn immediately reminded me of Ralph Barnes hamburger joint, the Mermaid Cafe, in CONQUISTADOR.

    Sean

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