Paris Spleen, 1869 - Section 12: The Favors of the Moon, Which is the Real One?, A Thoroughbred & The Mirror Summary & Analysis

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Section 12: The Favors of the Moon, Which is the Real One?, A Thoroughbred & The Mirror Summary

In "The Favors of the Moon", the narrator tells of how the Moon took favor of a beautiful child, and in doing so she creeps into the child room and caresses the child like a mother, leaving her blessing on its face and filled the room with phosphorescent colors. These are the reasons for the pale skin and the enlarged green eyes of the grown child, the marks that she carries the Moon's Blessing. The narrator goes on to tell that the curse of this blessing is that the child would love what the moon loved and be loved by those that loved the Moon and this is the birth of lunatics.

In "Which is the Real One?", the...

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