The Arousing of Thought – p33

Well, then, on beholding the effect of my skill, I was, I must confess, extremely frightened, because, knowing nothing of any such reaction from a blow in that place, I quite thought I had killed him.

At the moment I was experiencing this fear, another boy, the cousin of him who had become the first victim of my so to say “skill in self-defense,” seeing this, without a moment’s pause, and obviously overcome with a feeling called “consanguinity,” immediately leaped at me and with a full swing struck me in the face with his fist.

From this blow, I, as is said, “saw stars,” and at the same time my mouth became as full as if it had been stuffed with the food necessary for the artificial fattening of a thousand chickens.

After a little time when both these strange sensations had calmed down within me, I then actually discovered that some foreign substance was in my mouth, and when I pulled it out with my fingers, it turned out to be nothing less than a tooth of large dimensions and strange form.

Seeing me staring at this extraordinary tooth, all the boys swarmed around me and also began to stare at it with great curiosity and in a strange silence.
By this time the boy who had been laid out flat recovered and, picking himself up, also began to stare at my tooth with the other boys, as if nothing had happened to him.

This strange tooth had seven shoots and at the end of each of them there stood out in relief a drop of blood, and through each separate drop there shone clearly and definitely one of the seven aspects of the manifestation of the white ray.

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On beholding the effect of my skill, I was, I must confess, extremely frightened, because, knowing nothing of any such reaction from a blow in that place, I quite thought I had killed him.

But another boy, his cousin, seeing this, without a moment’s pause, and obviously overcome with the feeling called “consanguinity” immediately leapt at me and with a full swing struck me in the face with his fist.

This blow struck sparks from my eyes and at the same time my mouth became as full as if it had been stuffed with the porridge for the artificial fattening of a thousand chickens.

After a little time when both these sensations had died down within me and blood began to ooze out of my mouth, I then actually discovered that in my mouth was some foreign substance and when I pulled it out with my finger, it turned out to be nothing less than a tooth of large dimensions and strange form.

By this time the boy who had been prostrate had recovered and was standing up; and seeing me staring at this extraordinary tooth, he and all the other boys swarmed round me as if nothing had happened and gazed at it with me with utter curiosity and in a strange silence.

This tooth had seven fangs and at the end of each of them realistically stood a drop of blood, and through each drop there shone clearly, definitely, and separately, all the seven aspects of the white ray.

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