Concerning Horvendile’s Nonsense
‘Let the knowledge lead us where it will!’
Of Compromises in Leukê
‘You propose to sink a shaft through the earth’s crust?’
Vexatious Estate of Queen Helen
They were dying by hundreds out in the dark.
Clearly the man was a lunatic.
In Time’s Hour-Glass
“He is a primitive cave-man in a lounge suit.”
“The Machine is stopping, I know it. I know the signs.”
He awoke from his illness to find the world incredulous.
Cantraps of the Master Philologist
Progress had come to mean the progress of the Machine.
Of Compromises in Cocaigne
I sent a bullet through the right eye of the first thing that came on.
A worm, a long white worm, had crawled out of the shaft.
Shortcomings of Prince Jurgen
In the cave it was always a dusky twilight.
“My respirator had flown goodness knows where.”
As to a Veil They Broke
“What guid can man dae?”
I said to myself, “Man is the measure.”
How Anaïtis Voyaged
I remembered my mission and my fate.