Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Perpetual immurement...!

Suddenly and inexplicably, I find Star standing at my side. Her eyes are wide and her nose wrinkles as she asks. "What does it mean - immurement?"

I keep my voice soft. "It means that he'll be chained inside a coffin - probably a stone coffin - and buried alive. He can't die, but he can starve... starve for a hundred years, minimum. A hundred years, alone in the dark...." My voice trails off. Adrian's sentence is worse than death....

The sound of Ramji's voice is unexpected. "And in a hundred years, I will be waiting."

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