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Nevermind the human interaction

I read because each reading has the ability to shift the angle of my worldview, and this is in turn feeds the will, the desire to live. This is my crack and  as a result I am a ravenous and indiscriminate reader.

Currently reading

False Dawn: The Delusions Of Global Capitalism
John Nicholas Gray
The English Novel From Dickens To Lawrence
Raymond Williams

When Hardy's lamb dies, this is what he does

Far from the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy

Apparently, when an ewe's lamb dies, this is what you do:

 

1. Skin the dead lamb

2. Take a lamb from an ewe who has more than one

3. DRESS THE LIVING LAMB IN THE DEAD LAMB'S SKIN

4. GIVE TO THE MOTHER SHEEP WHO LOST HER BABY SOMEONE ELSE'S BABY DRESSED IN HER DEAD BABY'S SKIN

5. SHE WILL NOT LIKE IT, SO PUT THEM TOGETHER IN A SMALL ENCLOSURE UNTIL SHE CHANGES HER MIND

 

Yes, it deserves the irritant of capitalization. In the end the sheep probably accepts this fake baby as hers purely because she has gone insane with grief and horror. Success!!?