1.

Desire

should be venerated, lest

the great creature

shamble out and command

obedience.

2.

Shame would sacrifice all

that was near and dear and

leave behind

only pulp. The thick under-breath

of the governor hung about

H, and his heart

was open.

3.

The ways of tenderness had

neglected him and

could not compass from terror

the thing tearing at him,

the secret hope that Maug

would stay.

4.

All the week through as

they wandered, H

thought of an old saying:

“There are two

pays: pay beforehand and pay

you earned.”

To be continued…