Dario Rivarossa: Satan-s-coffin
I believe this is the last of Dario's repostings from his idiosyncratic illustrations of scenes in my story, "The Bottomless Bottle of Beer." This scene 'depicts' Dan Webster defending the Naif by surreptitiously undermining Mr. Em's word(s) and thereby casting doubt upon the contract signed between Mr. Em and the Naif:
" . . . More relevant were the consequences for language following upon that dire revolt. According to one record, Mr. Em, who has gone by various names over his career, taunted the angelic loyalists by 'scoffing in ambiguous words' that misled them to think he intended an offer of peace, thereby gaining a tactical advantage. I do not imply any judgment by this reminder . . . But . . ."This is taken from the short story version of my tale, but the somewhat expanded, novella version can be previewed here -- and ordered here, if anyone is interested . . .
- Horace Jeffery Hodges, "The Bottomless Bottle of Beer," in Emanations: Second Sight, page 154