Monday, April 18, 2016

"The Courtship of Mr Lyon" Angela Carter

"(...) Although her father had told her of the nature of the one who waited for her, she could not control an instinctual shudder of fear when she saw him, for a lion is a lion and a man is a man and, though lions are more beautiful by far than we are, yet they belong to a different order of beauty and, besides, they have no respect for us: why should they? Yet wild things have a far more rational fear of us than in ours of them, and some kind of sadness in his agate eyes, that looked almost blind, as if sick of sight, moved her heart (...)"

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