"Thanks you Mr. Laurie. You have a good presence. I sense that you like animals."
"Do i like animals? I eat them, so i suppose I must like them, some parts of them."
Lethal: the name of a drug? He would not put it beyond the drug companies. Sudden darkness, from the waters of Lethe.
(lethe one of the seven rivers in Greek Mythology, whose water once you drink takes you into oblivion or forgetfulness).
Sapphic love: an excuse to putting on weight.
(Sapphic : Sapphic: of or pertaining to Sappho, the Grecian poetess from the Isle of Lesbos)
But he is a father, and that is his fate, and as a father grows older he turns more and more - it cannot be helped - towards his daughter. She becomes his second salvation, the bride of his youth reborn. No wonder in fairy stories, queens try to hound their daughters to death.
In adultery, all the tedium of marriage rediscovered.
(Tedium - boredom experienced due something tedious - tediousness: dullness owing to length or slowness)
The blood of life is leaving his body and despair is taking its place., despair that is like gas, odourless, tasteless, without nourishment. You breathe it in, your limbs relax, you cease to care, even at the moment when the steel touches your throat.
Vengeance is like a fire. The more it devours the more hungrier it gets.
Psychopomp - someone who guides the newly dead souls into after-life.
Rigor mortis - stiffening of bones and muscles after death.
What nosiness ! Curious how the whiff of scandal excites women.
Or is being shocked another of the duties she takes on - like a nun who lies down to be violated so that the quota of violation in the world will be reduced?