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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Otis Escapes, parts 4151 - 5154

 4151. In Handel’s Oratorio, “Alexander's Feast,” the lyrics call for Alexander to be moved to tears by the sight of his dead opponent Darius as he lies in the dust. Alexander, singing of Darius says, “Without a friend, without a friend to close his eyes.” And describing Alexander, they say, “And tears began to flow.”

 4152. If Handel can make Alexander weep over his enemy Darius, why can’t we have Alexander allow the Holy Man to win at tic-tac-toe, as he might think, “What’s the harm, I’ve defeated them all in battle why not let them win at a little game like this.”

 4153. The Pigeon was unwilling to accept anything the Crow was saying about Alexander, and preceded to attempt to undermine the very premise of the Crow’s remarks saying…

4154. All that you say about Alexander is pointless anyway, because I once spent several days in a library trying to find the story of the Holy Man of India and Alexander the Great, and apparently it only exists in the heads of certain crows because I was unable to find even the least mention of it.

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