|Lord Dunsany, by Bohun Lynch|
The Selling of the Emerald Idol*
The beginnings of this tale are black with age, and they are to be found in the Infinitely Ancient Archives of the Mysteries. Strooth of the House of Rhot dwelling beyond the Hills of Bhosh set down the later happenings on a papyrus, and they keep it in the monasteries of Gloob. But the end is not yet.
But I replied, “It is no worse than the others.”
And I said truth.
*from Decorations and Absurdities (1923), by Bohun Lynch and Reginald Berkeley