Category Archives: ANCIENT

they froze the way birds will before a snake, remaining carefully motionless. jim butcher

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“You read any Greek myths, puppy? The one about the gorgon Medusa, particularly? I used to wonder what could be so terrible that you couldn’t survive even looking at it. Until I got a little older and I figured out the obvious answer. Everything.”

 
― Mike Carey & Peter Gross, The Unwritten, Vol. 1: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity

When you are shopping for a cow, make sure that the price of the tail is included.

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“To me the beauty of Ceylon lies not so much in its blue seas and golden beaches, its jungles and its mountain peaks, as in its ancient atmosphere. There is no nation, from Egypt of the Pharaohs to modern Britain, in whose literature this island has not at some time been mentioned by one or other of its many names…History lies buried in its sands, and ghosts of romance lurk among its bastioned rocks, for Lanka is very, very old.” D. J. G. Hennessy, GREEN AISLES, 1949