Figure 65: Jamet Brayer uses the multiracial peeping tommy gun (a) to observe the effects of heat on the egg out of which Mary Jane Gulliver is struggling to hatch. The kosher calorimeter (b) is attached to the tommy gun by the caspasian umbilicus (c). A handscrew (d) allows Jamet to hone in on Mary Jane’s delicate condition.
Mary Jane’s tentative identification.
At last they overtook them, and took from them about four or five dozen of their
cakes. Nevertheless they paid for them the ordinary price, and gave them over and above one hundred eggs and three baskets full of mulberries.
—Pantagruel, Chapter XXV.
As for the rings which his father would have him to wear, to renew the ancient
mark of nobility, he had on the forefinger of his left hand a carbuncle as
big as an ostrich’s egg, enchased very daintily in gold of the fineness of a
Was not Minerva born of the brain, even through the ear of Jove? Adonis, of the bark of a myrrh tree; and Castor and Pollux of the doupe of that egg which was laid and
hatched by Leda?
Juno was born, who, under the rainbow,
Was a-bird-catching with her duck below:
When her with such a grievous trick they plied
That she had almost been bethwacked by it.
The bargain was, that, of that throatful, she
Should of Proserpina have two eggs free;
And if that she thereafter should be found,
She to a hawthorn hill should be fast bound.