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|Done in by a helmet?
Written by Cheryl
(1/23/2006 12:25 p.m.)
"...he beheld his child dashed to pieces, and almost buried under an enormous helmet, a hundred times more large than any casque ever made for human being, and shaded with a proportionable quantity of black feathers."
A helmet? As in a soldier's helmet? A ginormous helmet covered with black feathers?
We learn later that...
"...the miraculous helmet was exactly like that on the figure in black marble of Alfonso the Good, one of their former princes, in the church of St. Nicholas."
It can't be a coincidence that the helmet from Alfonso the GOOD, kills the son of Manfred the EVIL, who is freaked out by the idea. But I still can't picture it. How big must it be to cover an entire body, but it came from a statue in a church? How big must the entire statue be?
Black veils, black schmeils - they're a dime a dozen. But murdering helmets? Cool. ;-)
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