STOIC DECAY pictures & projects by gElm • Lem de Grosnpreg

Illustrations for John Collier's Fancies and Goodnights


Agreeable Pastimes

There were the arches, pillars, marbles, hangings, etc. of the most exquisite palace imaginable, and wherever he looked he saw a tiger-skin, and on every tiger-skin there reclined a young woman of surpassing beauty who was certainly not vulgarly over-dressed. → Bottle Party

An Attentive Ear

He had those huge and clumsy hands which can be an asset to a doctor in a small upstate town where people still retain a rural relish for paradox, thinking that the more apelike the paw, the more precise it can be in the delicate business of a tonsillectomy. → De Mortuis

They Send For the Others

How can I describe the dark inhuman creatures that passed me, silent as shadows? → Evening Primrose

Foiral and the Madman

"I like the black clothes all you people wear. Spanish touch again, I suppose? It makes you look like holes in the light." → Witchs Money

A Revealing Outburst

He had one of those skull-like faces on which the skin seems stretched painfully tight. → The Touch of Nutmeg Makes It

Good Egg, Bad Egg

"Ella," said he, "I notice that you have given me the white egg, and retained the brown one for yourself." → Three Bears Cottage

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