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The Insect God by Edward Gorey

The Insect God

by Edward Gorey

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Yet another Gorey child comes to a bad end. ( )
  ThothJ | Dec 4, 2015 |
Yet another Gorey child comes to a bad end. ( )
  ThothJ | Dec 4, 2015 |
Yet another Gorey child comes to a bad end. ( )
  ThothJ | Dec 3, 2015 |
Yet another Gorey child comes to a bad end. ( )
  ThothJ | Dec 3, 2015 |
Moral: don't take sweets from strangers, October 22, 2014

This review is from: The Insect God (Hardcover)
Short tale told in verses of 4 lines, each with accompanying b/w very 'dark' illustration.
When little Millicent wanders off, a car draws up and tempts her in:

"From within came a nearly inaudible twittering,
A tiny green face peered out through the glass."

Meanwhile her very Victorian family are alarmed:
"The Frastleys grew sick with apprehension,
Which a heavy tea only served to increase"

Millicent has not been abducted by a wicked man, but by something much worse...
A wonderful read; put me in mind of a (very Gothic) Hilaire Belloc's 'Cautionary Tales'. ( )
  starbox | Oct 22, 2014 |
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The sacrifice of poor Millicent Frastley.

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