We are keeping on with Giant Killer, directly following last week’s snippet. King Saul’s servant Ziba continues his story of the ruler’s malady:
“At first he was visited only upon rare occasions, and the base mood would depart quickly. Over time, however, the King has fallen more frequently into this queer disposition and remains so for greater periods—oft times he refuses to rise from his bed, rejecting food and drink, as well as the company of any of his wives.
“We have gone so far as to consult even the wise woman of En-dor. She came with her bags of herbs and seeds and cast noxious things upon the king’s brazier, all the while mumbling through her veil. After which, she spoke roughly unto the King, saying ‘Why do you not command your servants here to go forth and seek one who can play upon the lyre? Then when this evil spirit of GOD comes upon you, he will play and you will recover.’”
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Intriguing scene. I’m amazed at the amount of information and sense of mystery you managed to convey in just a few sentences. Great job!
Well it’s worth a try! Curious to see if he listens to her and whether or not it works! Beautifully written.
Thanks for stopping and commenting, Gemma!
Somehow I don’t think it’s gonna be all that easy. Intriguing six!
When is anything that straightforward? Thanks for reading, Ryan!
I love following the progression of this story. It gets more complex and interesting with every snippet.
Thanks for the support, JM!
Great descriptive passage here, I particularly enjoyed the visual of the old woman. Interesting scene.
Thank you for stopping back by, SE!
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