3.01.2012

The blue ones don't do anything, they're just blue!

Day 13:  Blue

"Ah, the dainty little porker"

I thought I had a copy of Andrew Lang's Blue Fairy Book around, but it must be in storage.  So here's the next best thing, Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne.  I bet you didn't know that the author of The Scarlet Letter (which you may have worked really hard at not reading in high school) also wrote about gluttonous pigs.  Well, he did, in a retelling of Ulysses' visit to the palace of Circe.

4 comments:

Jared and Megan said...

This sounds vaguely familiar. Also I love that cover! It's very pretty. You know, if you like gluttonous pigs and that sort of thing.

Shannon said...

what is your title from???
creepy pigs.

Adrien said...

Those pigs are creepy. And I definitely tried very, very hard not to read "The Scarlet Letter" in high school so I feel this applies directly to me.

Janeite42 said...

Megan - you may remember the story if you studied the Odyssey in school and didn't try really hard not to read it. Or if you watched any version of it on tv.

Shannon - it's from an episode of Dr Who.

Adrien - if the letter fits, wear it!