Although it pains me to give credit in this case, I suppose we can thank the television home makeover movement for at least alerting people to the ghastlier
fashions in domestic decoration.
These touches are made ghastlier
by Harry Feiner's set and lights.
For example, add in the untold millions of innocent men, women and children terminated by sanctions and military action in Iraq over the last 13 years and we have an even ghastlier
picture of just "how cold is our conscience."
The whole ghastly thing is made ghastlier
by the expression `the National Hunt season', rather like the shooting season except that, nowadays, the National Hunt season doesn't have a start and a finish, it just goes on and on, like the Circle Line.
"Yer thought I was a white man once," Robert tells her and then dramatically reveals his scars: "With a sudden wrench he tore the shirt from neck to waist, and on his strong, brown shoulders showed me furrows deeply ploughed, wounds which, though healed were ghastlier
to me than any in that house" (78).
Sometimes it takes the opposite stand, surrender of self to the other, "a ghastlier
form of alienation: it is alienation from the self" (Hassan, 31).
History teaches many lessons, but the most important is this: to ignore superficial immorality is perilous because what lies underneath is invariably ghastlier
than anyone suspects.
They are barely covered in the local press, and merit only a small dispatch in the national press, except when something ghastlier
than usual happens, as in the Florida case where a mask covering the face of the convict in the electric chair caught fire before he died.
"Somehow in all my ghastly years in New York we managed not to meet -- which made them even ghastlier