“He’s dying, darling. Isn’t that better?”

“No!” Gold exclaimed guiltily, recalling with aversion how inconceivably callous and accepting some of these Christians always had been about their dead. The old Greeks set pyres flaming as soon as they could chop the wood and clean and oil the bodies. The Jews had them in the ground in forty-eight hours. Some of these gentile remained on such good terms with their deceased that they kept them on display at home for a week, often in back parlours adjacent to kitchens and dining rooms.

Рp. 256, Good As Gold, Joseph Heller

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