CIRCE

"THE MOTHER
(With smouldering eyes.) Repent! O, the fire of hell!

STEPHEN
(Panting.) The corpsechewer! Raw head and bloody bones.

THE MOTHER
(Her face drawing near and nearer, sending out an ashen breath.) Beware! (She raises her blackened withered right arm slowly towards Stephen's breast with outstretched finger.) Beware God's hand!

(A green crab with malignant red eyes sticks deep its grinning claws in Stephen's heart.)" (U15.4211)