| The Light
Notes on the text
by Geoffrey Annis
These notes are based on those prepared for Vol. V of the ORG, published in 1970. They have been augmented and edited by Geoffrey Annis in 2006. The page and line numbers below refer to the Macmillan Uniform Edition of The Light that Failed, first published in 1899 and frequently reprinted since.
'You might as well call a young wolf a lion and expect him to take the compliment in exchange for a shin-bone. Dick’s soul is in the bank. He’s working for cash'.[Page 45, line 20] lay-figure a jointed mannikin used as a substitute for a live model.
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(see the Introduction)