Nyronds (was Re: review of Merlin Conspiracy)

deborah deborah at suberic.net
Thu Dec 11 08:53:23 EST 2003

On Wed, 10 Dec 2003 minnow at belfry.org.uk wrote:
|obDWJ again, one of ML's books mentioned above (I can't remember which)

Harpy's Flight

|contains the Ultimate Instant Stew: the heroine for reasons I won't go into
|(because I can't remember them)

Because she's stubborn and her life sucks, mostly.  How very

|has set off with a wagon and horses to go
|through an impassible pass in the worst of the winter, and camps for the
|night quite early in the afternoon.  She puts snow in the kettle and boils
|it up, makes a cup of tea, has a fight with someone who is trying to steal
|one of the horses, beats him, makes him a cup of tea, adds more snow, dried
|meat and some veg to the kettle and then with her opponent's help grooms
|the horses.  As far as I remember, the stew is ready to eat by the time the
|horses are settled for the night and the tea has become cool enough to
|drink (though the tea-drinking may happen a little earlier than the actual

Though at least this scene is funny (in the dark Harpy's Flight way),
which give it several up on all of

Eddings' instant stew scenes!
There were green alligators, and long necked geese
Humpty-backed camels and chimpanzees
Cats and rats and elephants, but Lord, I'm so forlorn
I just can't find no unicorn.		-- Shel Silverstein

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