Quotes Bull


Once, running from the East, into a high-piled, almost Egyptian, sunset, there came a night which it would have been sin to have wasted. It was warm with the breath of summer in advance; moonlit till the shadow of every rounded pebble and pointed cypress wind-break lay solid on that vast flat-floored waste.


This is from The Bull that Thought.

On a moonlit night in the Rhone delta, the narrator takes out his Rolls for a speed test. He is joined by a distinguished Frenchman, as an observer. On their return, over a celebratory dinner, his companion tells him the epic tale of Apis, a fighting bull endowed with Stalky-like qualities of generalship.