In the context of Gormenghast, this intriguing river colour would unlikely be a sign of toxic effluent or bloom, so it struck me, along with the prediction of inheritance fishing.

‘The lime-green river where twelve years later he would be angling for the hideous fishes of his inheritance.’

 

Source: Mervyn Peake, Titus GroanĀ (London: Vintage Books, 1998), p. 47

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