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When they had done praying and sprinkling the barley meal {32} Thrasymedes dealt his blow, and brought the heifer down with a stroke that cut through the tendons at the base of her neck, whereon the daughters and daughters in law of Nestor, and his venerable wife Eurydice (she was eldest daughter to Clymenus) screamed with delight.
No servant will come here because the place is so lonely and out-of-the-way, so my clever husband, the Crooked Magician, proposed that I make a girl out of some sort of material and he would make her live by sprinkling over her the Powder of Life.
Into this they lowered the chest, covering it over with earth and sprinkling dead grass, twigs and leaves above it, that it might present to a searcher no sign that the ground had recently been disturbed.
A sprinkling of men had staked; but most of them, after staking, had gone on down to Forty Mile and Circle City.
In these magical realms, all beings are happy and think happy thoughts, creating joy and beauty all around, with sprinklings of angel glitter and fairy dust.
Take with liberal sprinklings of salt the shock on the faces of the judges when they first saw Boyle.