Fresh pea soup (above)
            flavored with mint
            leaves, apples and
            sherry, then thickened
            with cream

            There are worse, much worse, things than this.

            Some passages are crazy-- they are the products of a
            mind no longer master of its fantasies, no longer
            able to segregate fantasy from fact;

                 Small wonder then that one did not want
            to let go of all this, that one opposed in every
            conceivable manner a theory which involved for
            him who accepted it the right and the challenge
            of a hitherto unknown now undreamed-of
            freedom of thought and elevation of mind.