Scented Quote of the Day, from Faulkner:

barn-burning-scott-washburn.jpgBarn Burning by Scott Washburn

"The store in which the Justice of the Peace's court was sitting smelled of cheese. The boy, crouched on his nail keg at the back of the crowded room, knew he smelled cheese, and more:...


"..from where he sat he could see the ranked shelves close-packed with the solid, squat dynamic shapes of tin cans whose labels his stomach read, not from the lettering which meant nothing to his mind, but from the scarlet devils and the silver curve of fish -- this, the cheese which he knew he smelled and the hermetic meat which his intestines believed he smelled coming in intermittent gusts momentary and brief between the other constant one, the smell and sense just a little of fear because mostly of despair and grief, the old fierce pull of blood."

Barn Burning by William Faulkner (1939)

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