By William Leith
William Leith, writer of The Hungry Years and Bits of Me Are Falling Apart, tells, in A Northern Line Minute, the darkly funny stories of his escapades at the Tube - a part of a sequence of twelve books tied to the twelve strains of the London Underground.
The Northern Line is the Black Line, and William's adventure of it definitely displays that. It's the road on which he has fought along with his female friend, misplaced jobs, watched soccer groups lose and been caught underground. It's a narrative of London lifestyles.
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She nodded fearfully. “He brought his nest to the spring where we wash—and he’s trying to talk to us! ” 41 D AV I D G E R R O L D AND L A R RY N I V E N Had the man no self-respect at all? Talking to women? Even from the mad magician I found this hard to believe. I strode purposefully through the crowd, now milling nervously about, women comforting other hysterical women, men interrogating their wives, sprats crying for attention. As I moved toward the spring, some of the men caught up with, and followed along behind me.
When you ﬁnish with the dust, you will take half of those herbs and chew them well. When they turn bitter in your mouth, swallow them, but not until they turn bitter. Bring the rest of the herbs back to me, so I may chew them. ” I nodded, then crept up the hill and did as I was instructed. When I brought the two leather pouches back to Shoogar he was just laying out the last of his equipment. One swollen pouch he handled most carefully. “Powdered magician’s hair,” he explained. I did not blame him for handling it carefully.
To complete the other half of the spell. Shoogar would now desecrate his earlier celebration of Rotn’bair, the horned box sketched on the other side of the nest. He returned to the bone bowl, the one containing the anger gland of the mudskunk, and using the leg bone of a ram, he crushed the gland into a sick-smelling paste. This he mixed with ramsblood, deﬁled water and a greenish powder from his travel kit. I recognized that powder—it was an extract of fear, usually used where potent action is desired.