Demons with green glistening faces push me into a huge fungus, and I am digested,
except for my head, which plops out of
the base and rolls across a carpet of tiny
Is hell madness? Is madness hell? I must concentrate on my identity.
If this is part of the rebirth process — but I must concentrate; om mani padme hum, my name is Hugh Toffle, I teach English at Lady Guinevere College, I go out with Yolanda, her father —
I remember an ostrich-skin cowboy boot smeared in blood.
I must be dead, yet I still slobber.
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I looked in the direction of Shibam
and saw smoke columns against the
In the distance behind me, the muezzins started to call the faithful to their mosques. The sound rose and fell with the mint breeze coming from the Wadi below me.
The muezzin's voices faded. Then I became aware of the small noises that must have been there all along: the dry breeze stirring scrub; the sound of rifle-bolts and slides being checked; a murmur of voices from below, where Abdullah's camel-cavalry waited under cover.
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