Holy Innocents' Day

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December 28, commemorating Herod's slaughter of the children of Bethlehem

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As the fearful and paranoid Norrell isolates himself from Strange and from his loyal servant Childermass, surrounding himself with the loathsome flunkies Drawlight and Lascelles, the reader is tempted to place faith in the more romantic sensibility Mr.
Through various tortuous machinations, Strange is then able to relay the finger to Childermass, Mr.
Jonathan Strange's and Gilbert Norrell's summoning unifies them together with Childermass, Vinculus, and John Segundus.
Childermass knew what games the children on street-corners are playing--ames that all other grown-ups have long since forgotten.
Another parallelism between Chaucer's clergeon and the figure of Jesus is the fact that the Mass of the Holy Innocents (known also as Childermas and celebrated on the 28th of December) can be traced as one of the tale's sources (Broughton 2005: 589).