Blew the Trunk

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Blew the Trunk
Then blew the trunk amain, and afterward
The wind was into such a voice converted

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Robarts Library, the Internet Archive

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A human figure crawls along the ground attacked by three dogs and surrounded by eerie and threatening creatures, such as animate trees and birds with human faces.
This picture illustrates the following passage:

Then blew the trunk amain, and afterward
The wind was into such a voice converted:
“With brevity shall be replied to you.”
(Inferno, Canto XIII. Translation: Henry W. Longfellow.)

The caption reads in the original French: Le tronc souffla fortement et son souffle produisit ces paroles…

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