TWAIN-L Archives

Mark Twain Forum


Options: Use Classic View

Use Monospaced Font
Show Text Part by Default
Show All Mail Headers

Topic: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]

Print Reply
"Charles Stanion (ENG)" <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 30 Jan 1995 15:43:23 -0500
text/plain (24 lines)
At the end of chapter nine in _The Chronicle of Young Satan_, Satan
abuses the foreign policy of England, which
        " . . . will grieve for her soiled flag--once the symbol of
        liberty and honor and justice, now the pirate's emblem."
                "Satan," I [Theodor] said, "this would not happen if
        she could have the true religion."
                "Ah, yes--the kind of treasure which you have here
        in Austria. My uncle is thinking of introducing it into his
                It was shocking to hear him talk so.
                "Satan," I said, "it would defile it!"
                He only pulled down the corner of his eye with his
        finger.  (Gibson 156)
And that's the end of the chapter.
I don't understand the implications of that eye gesture. Anyone know
its meaning?