Thursday, 9 July 2015

why, he was gelatined too

Side by side, they looked at Mme. Tussaud's own modelling of Marie Antoinette's severed head fresh from the basket; they listened to somebody's cook beside them, reading from her catalogue: "Mary Antonette, gelatined in 1792; Lewis sixteen, – why, he was gelatined too"...
Seducers in Ecuador (1924)
Vita Sackville-West

A wonderful novella - very, very odd.