Friday, May 18, 2018

The Berries of Merciful Death

As found in an ancient illustrated volume bound in vellum, titled the Herbal Plants of Dorimare.

“These berries are win-coloured, and crawl along the ground, and have the leaves of wild strawberries. They ripen during the first quarter of the harvest moon, and are only to be found in certain valleys of the West, and even there they grows but sparsely, and, for the sake of birds, and children, and other indiscreet lovers of fruit, it is well that such is the case, for they are a deadly and insidious poison, though tardy in their action, often lying dormant in the blood for many days.”

Lud-in-the-Mist, Hope Mirrlees

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