17. April 2005 · Comments Off on This · Categories: imported, Ramble

… from the same anonymous reader who pointed out the error of my ways regarding the SFCV review:

If you’re willing to stretch a point in your search for literature about
the oboe, I recommend a wonderful fantasy story called “Flight” by Peter
Dickinson, which concerns a kingdom whose ruler is called the Ob, described
as an archaic word for elephant in their language. The immediate past
ruler is called the Obo, or was-elephant, and the Obo’s predecessor is
called the Obolo, or exceedingly-was-elephant. The only musical instrument
mentioned in the story, however, is the nose-flute.

Yes. this made me laugh (And I think I’ll order the book at some point soon. Even if it mentions the nose-flute rather than the oboe.)

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