Mon, 30 Jan 1995 15:43:23 -0500
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