Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Orpheus and Eeyore

(from one of Mariel's narrations of The Heroes by Charles Kingsley)

Jason called to all the heroes of the land and asked if they wanted to go on a journey for the Golden Fleece and many, many came-- even a shipbuilder whose name was Argus. He showed them how to build a great big galley ship. It was the first one anyone had ever seen. Meanwhile, while everyone was building the ship, Jason was in the northwest I think it was, trying to get Orpheus to come with them. Orpheus was the king of minstrels. He said, “My life is of no more use to me.” He’s like Eeyore, Mom. But finally Jason persuaded him to come along, and so he did.

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