Room 55

April 23, 2011

The irregular shape of room 55, with a number of concavities and convexities, may look strange to the delver who doesn’t realize he is inside the head of a statue, whose eyes are nothing but the oval windows from where he will see dark columns of smoke raising from a distance and fire eating whole quarters in flashes of brimstone and ships sinking one after the other and all those oh so tiny drowning men.

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