Friday, 11 June 2010

Sime's moody Sphinx

Another of Sime's pictures that Lord Dunsany used as the springboard for one of the stories in The Book of Wonder. This is "The House of the Sphinx":
When I came to the House of the Sphinx it was already dark. They made me eagerly welcome. And I, in spite of the deed, was glad of any shelter from that ominous wood. I saw at once that there had been a deed, although a cloak did all that a cloak may do to conceal it. The mere uneasiness of the welcome made me suspect that cloak.
Read on here.

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