The Golden Doomby Edward John Dunsany
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Myth
Format of Original Source: Play
Recommended Adaptation Length: 30 Minutes
Candidate for Adaptation? Not Likely
[The Prophets draw knives and sharpen them.
Is it fitting that the sacrifice take place by the iron door where the god from the stars has trod, or must it be in the temple?
Let it be offered by the iron door. (To the other Prophets) Fetch hither the altar stone.
[The owl-like whistle is heard off right. The Third Spy runs crouching toward it. Exit.
Will this sacrifice avail to avert the doom?
I fear that even yet the doom will fall.
It were wise to sacrifice some greater thing.
What more can a man offer?
Your pride that went up against the sky and troubled the stars.
How shall I sacrifice my pride to the stars?
It is upon your pride that the doom will fall, and will take away your crown and will take away your kingdom.
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