Dario Rivarossa's Reposting of "A Neat Net" for The Bottomless Bottle of Beer
Dario is still reposting his idiosyncratic renditions of scenes in my story about the Naif and his cursed beer, along with a bit of dialogue between the lawyer -- a Mr. Dan Webster -- and the Naif:
" . . . and thereby spin a web of dissimulation to catch a falling star like a fallen, dim firefly . . . We must give the devil his due by playing Mr. Faland Em's name game, but in all innocence."This is taken from the short story version, but the novella version with Terrance Lindall's illustrations can be previewed here, and ordered here.
"It will, or it won't."
- Horace Jeffery Hodges, "The Bottomless Bottle of Beer," in Emanations: Second Sight, page 143
I presume the image shows "a fallen, dim firefly," i.e., "Mr. Faland Em." Well, go and catch a falling star . . .