Monday, March 11, 2013

Dario Rivarossa's Reposting of "A Neat Net" for The Bottomless Bottle of Beer

A Neat Net
Dario Rivarossa

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."
"That'll work?"
"It will, or it won't."

- Horace Jeffery Hodges, "The Bottomless Bottle of Beer," in Emanations: Second Sight, page 143
This is taken from the short story version, but the novella version with Terrance Lindall's illustrations can be previewed here, and ordered here.

I presume the image shows "a fallen, dim firefly," i.e., "Mr. Faland Em." Well, go and catch a falling star . . .

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At 3:04 PM, Blogger ilTassista Marino said...

Well, go and catch a falling star

Sometimes a falling star catches us. It's called mass extinction.

At 3:15 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Only if it catches us unawares . . .

Jeffery Hodges

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At 3:52 PM, Blogger ilTassista Marino said...

but maybe we are unaware of being unaware

At 4:12 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Like Rumsfeld said:

There are known knowns,
There are known unknowns,
There are unknown unknowns . . .

Jeffery Hodges

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At 7:13 PM, Blogger ilTassista Marino said...

a neat net

At 7:25 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Nicely knit, too!

Jeffery Hodges

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