Re: [mythsoc] On the trail of the Succarath....
- In a message dated 4/1/00 12:33:19 PM Central Standard Time,
> I swear one of these days I'm going toat
> write a story where the baptismal smear of that scented oil comes ablaze
> critical moments. I mean, the ghost of that mark on an adult from his orLizzie, in one of certified Inkling Charles Williams' novels you will find a
> baptism in infanthood. Not the poor baby's head going afire. Or has that
> already been done in some Inkling-type literature and I've missed it...?
(non-fiery) scene in which a Baptism does exactly that: comes to life at a
critical moment. Now... which novel is it? Help, other listies!
It would be a shame if Borges =didn't= include the Succarath, being that it
was supposedly seen in his very own country. And the story of the
Megatherium skeleton being sent to the Spanish King (and the King's request)
would have been right down JLB's alley. He Loooved that kind of thing.
However, a Book of Imaginary Beings might be more along humanoid lines and
not include Imaginary Beasts. Anyone who can lay their hands on this book?
This one sounds =wonderful= from the title:
<<Page, Michael & Ingpen, Robert, _Encyclopedia of Things That Never Were_.