Today we remember the publication of “House of Lepers.” It is also the day Eland the Younger described an orchid. It is the Feast Day of St. Galthus, and in the garden, there is no cat.
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Some scholars have theorized that the motif of the Spectral Emu in “House of Lepers” points strongly to the authorship of Lady Isobel Stringfigure, whose father, the Earl of Maundering, was tragically killed by a gang of these large, flightless birds.
In rebuttal, the prominent critic Slaggett has published a selection of Lady Isobel’s letters, proving, in his words, that “(her) command of literature, or even basic grammar, was barely above that of an inebriated weasel – I mean, come on, people!” 7@=QPermalink