Man's World, Woman's Place: A Study in Social Mythology by Elizabeth Janeway

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Chapter 2 - NOX "And so we shall have to brave the Void to locate Nox," Jolie concluded. " Orlene exclaimed, brightening. She was now as lovely as she had been at the height of her mortality, though her grief and worry detracted somewhat from it. " "We shall go there," Jolie corrected her. " "You have already done too much, my friend. " "For me, yes, but it is not your concern. I would not—" "Orlene, it is my concern," Jolie said firmly. " "Because your baby sickened and died—because his genetic pattern had been changed, because your ghost husband sought a favor from Gaea without reckoning its consequence.

She alone could have taken me from the demoness at the height of my passion. " He spoke without the inflection of godhead, preferring to be Parry for this private tryst. "But I can give you some advice. Look for her in the region of chaos, where Clotho goes for new thread, but turn to the side before chaos is complete. " "You will find her if she chooses to be found. If she chooses otherwise, you are helpless. " "Nox needs no lever against me! I am a major Incarnation, but I exist by the sufferance of Nox, as do we all.

She exclaimed. " Jolie said. " Orlene said. "We were climbing toward the point; now we are descending toward the point. " Indeed, it seemed to be so. "That was one impressive bit of magic," Jolie said. " They contemplated each other. Their clothing was tattered but still serviceable. Their skins were abraded, but not seriously damaged. The locusts had not been able to do a lot of damage in the few seconds they had had. " Orlene asked. "That seems likely. But maybe we should descend to the peak of the mountain first, then go out.

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