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Letter "O" » Obsessions
«Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace.»
«You've got to get obsessed and stay obsessed.»
«OBSESSED, p.p. Vexed by an evil spirit, like the Gadarene swine and other critics. Obsession was once more common than it is now. Arasthus tells of a peasant who was occupied by a different devil for every day in the week, and on Sundays by two. They were frequently seen, always walking in his shadow, when he had one, but were finally driven away by the village notary, a holy man; but they took the peasant with them, for he vanished utterly. A devil thrown out of a woman by the Archbishop of Rheims ran through the trees, pursued by a hundred persons, until the open country was reached, where by a leap higher than a church spire he escaped into a bird. A chaplain in Cromwell's army exorcised a soldier's obsessing devil by throwing the soldier into the water, when the devil came to the surface. The soldier, unfortunately, did not.»
Author: Ambrose Bierce
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, common soldier
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, High Church
, holy man
, holy person
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, The Soldier
, The Village
, The Week