A curious deposit all over my snuff-box, evidently residue of moisture acting on lacquer.George Orwell's diaries are being blogged. This, from my feed reader for today*:
Am told the men caught another snake this morning – definitely a grass snake this time. The man who saw them said they had tied a string round its neck & were trying to cut out its tongue with a knife, the idea being that after this it could not “sting.”1938. He was in a sanitorium.
*Well, yesterday. It's past midnight.