A Comedy of Terrors - Excerpt
A Comedy of Terrors \U00A9 2012 by Graeme Smith
This book is dedicated to many things.
A Comedy of Terrors
Of course, there's isn\U2019t any law against looking at the Queen. I'm told even cats do it, not that cats
The Queen is walking around the gardens wondering why the gravel behind her crunches every now
and infectious mass hallucination or the unfortunate result of new advances in soap manufacture. They
would have jumped at every shadow, but the rotten armour was too damn heavy to jump in. Suddenly,
bloody-minded purpose. Screaming was an optional extra.
That\U2019s the Idiot\U2019s motto. Of course we don\U2019t carry shields, so you mostly find it on gravestones. It was
For a brief moment, I thought how fortunate it was I had to look up at her rather than down.
the Queen here. And to open whatever damn gate they were guarding and get back to not seeing
Scythorax picks a place well stocked with food, and eats. Terrible table manners as well. Not, Sandy
I came back to bravely and stupidly volunteer my services for whatever stupid thing needed
involves somebody running to the Idiot\U2019s quarters and telling him\U2014er, me\U2014what costume to wear.
first one. First Pick, see? The First Pick gets to sort it out. Somebody tripped me.\U201D
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