One may use the Old Man of the Sea, For a partner or patron, But helpless and hapless is he Who is ridden, inextricably, By a fond old mer-matron.
Chapter II - An Unnatural Daughter
Chapter VII - Heresy and Schism
Chapter XI - The Power of the Screw
Chapter XII - Like a Banyan Tree
Chapter XIV - And Heaven Beside
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