Anne Rice - v1, Lasher

My life was rich in other ways my nephew clay lived

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Unformatted text preview: . Finally I staggered to my feet, and realized a man held me by the shoulders. It was he, strong again, material again, guiding me, his face very near to mine, in the dark. We were walking towards the castle. He was so real I could smell the leather of his jerkin, and I could smell the grass clinging to him, and the fragrance of the woods hanging about him. He vanished and I staggered on alone, only to have him reappear again and help me. At last we entered a broken doorway to the floor of the great hall, and there I fell down to sleep, too exhausted to go further. He was sitting there in the dark, a vapor, and now and then solid, and some- times merely there, wrapped around me. LASHER In my sheer exhaustion and despair, I said, "Lasher, what do I do? What is it you will do finally?" "To live, Julien, that is all I want. To live, to come back out into the light. I am not what you think. I am not what you imagine. Look at your memories. The saint is in the glass, is he not? How could I be the sai...
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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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