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Laud we the gods And let our crooked smokes climb to their nostrils From our bless'd altars.
Did you enjoy that, gentle first-time reader? Did you have fun? I hope so, because that's it for the kiddie rides. Scylla and Charybdis is the first climax of Ulysses, the first summing-up, a tentative balancing of accounts. Next we pass through the central carousel-carousal that is Wandering Rocks, slowly rotating on its axis: time to catch your breath while it turns through 90 degrees, 180, 270, 360, and then you step off and, what? Huh? Wait! The kiddie carnival is gone! All is strictly adult entertainment from here on in. So keep your hands in the vehicle at all times. Not responsible for lost personal items or innocence. Hold on tight! Here goes!