Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Bug

"There's a fungus among us"

We've got the bug...the stomach bug.  It's been a very dark weekend.

"What ho! what ho! this fellow is dancing mad!
He hath been bitten by the Tarantula"

Quote from the epigraph of The Gold-Bug (circa 1843), a short story by Edgar Allan Poe set on Sullivan's Island, a barrier island outside Charleston, South Carolina.  The narrator follows William LeGrand who he believes has been bitten by a gold-colored bug causing him to become insane.



Illustration for an early edition
via here



I don't know what bit us...must have been the gold-bug for it certainly resulted in insanity


2 comments:

Bethany said...

Oh no Jennifer! We were bitten by the bug at this house too...no fun. Feel better soon!

Jennifer C. Webb said...

it seems to be working its way through town...I'm ready for spring

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