“Would you like to play chessss?”
“What? What did you say?”
“Chessss. Would you like to play? I’ll give you the firsssst move.”
“Well, first of all, that’s not even a complete board. And I see no white pieces. So there’s no real way for us to play. Second of all, you are a sculpture, with no anima. So even if we could play, you would most certainly lose.”
“Are you ssssure about that? Or is it that you’re sssscared?
“Don’t trash-talk me, you piece of graduate-student mumbo-jumbo. I’ll knock you right over.”
“Big talk for ssssomeone who won’t play.”
High talk from someone who doesn't quite realize the absurdity (and the danger?) of his situation. Love the snake-ish aspect of the statue's speech. It implies so much.ReplyDelete