A stone?  A wheel?  No, Faludy goes one better, and I was lucky to find a roll-able coin stamped with the head of a king who lost his.

… and in the evening the sun rolls down below the horizon like the severed head of a king.

Speaking of ‘rolling’ and ‘kings’, see this superb piece of advice by Lear’s fool.

And keep your head.

Source: György Faludy, My Happy Days in Hell, trans. by Kathleen Szasz (London: Penguin Classics, 2010 (1962)), p. 280

Photo credit: Unite Karl I von England (1625-45) – August Kestner Museum, Germany – CC BY-NC-SA.


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