Anne Rice - v1, Lasher

All this was grief for her mother and what she had

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Unformatted text preview: places. "Your mother does not even know what she possesses," said Marie Claudette, "and the more I think of it, the more important it is that I tell you." I naturally agreed. All this power and wealth, said Grandmere, had come to us through the machinations of this spirit, Lasher, who could kill those whom the witch marked for death, torment those whom she marked for madness, reveal to her secrets which other mortals strove to keep, and even acquire jewels and gold by transporting these things magically, though for this the spirit required great energy. A loving thing was this spirit, she said, but it took some craft to manage. Look how it had abandoned her of late, and spent all its time hovering about Katherine's crib. "That's because Katherine can't see it," I said. "It's trying very hard. It won't give up, but it's useless." "Ah, is that so? I don't believe it, a granddaughter of mine can't see that thing?" "Go see for yourself. Th...
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2010 for the course WRITING 220.200 taught by Professor Julie during the Spring '10 term at Johns Hopkins.

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