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    Horror of interest

    Hi guys,

    The thing I need to help with is the phrase horror of interst and in what sense it is used here. Am I to understand it means the narrator was interested in ugly things? Or does it mean the way she was speaking about the worms was reflected in her manner?

    "They eat through the face-cloth and cheek, or crawl by the lips through a broken tooth, filling the mouth. They make straight for it. It is the deliciŠ of the vault."At her horror of interest I grew sick, at her odour, and her words. Some unspeakable sense of insignificance, of debility, held me dumb."

    XÚlucha, M.P.Shiel, 1895

    Thank you.

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    Re: Horror of interest

    I am not certain, but I think the writer was appalled that "she" was so interested in that particular subject. (I can understand why he feels that way.)

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    Re: Horror of interest

    I'd interpret it the same way.

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    Re: Horror of interest

    It's some really creepy stuff.

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