Charles G. Finney

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Charles Grandison Finney (December 1, 1905 – April 16, 1984) was an American news editor and fantasy novelist.

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7 Faces of Dr. Lao


All page numbers are from the trade paperback edition published by the University of Nebraska Press (Bison Books), ISBN 978-0-8032-3494-9, in 2002
  • Mrs. Cassan always went to fortunetellers. When none was available she cast the cards or séanced with ouija. She had had her future foretold so many times that in order to fulfill all the forecasts she would have to live ninety-seven more years and encounter and charm a war-strength regiment of tall, dark men.
    • p. 18
  • “Well,” said the chief in disgust, “there’s two people I don’t never argue with: one’s a woman and the other’s a damn fool. And you aint no woman!”
    • p. 33
  • It had always been my belief that beauty was a modification of sex. Life sings a song of sex. Sex is the scream of life.
    • p. 70
  • If I could only have seen her when I was a young man! The contemplation of her beauty might have changed my whole life. Beauty can do that, can’t it?
    • p. 72
  • The Snake: Why do you stand there staring at me? You and I have nothing in common except our hatred of each other.
    • p. 95
  • “Oh, misery!” screamed the doctor. “Why do they have to fight so when there is nothing to fight about? They are as stupid as humans.
    • p. 115
  • He said Heaven reminded him more than anything else of an advertisement he had once read of Southern California.
    • p. 138
  • Minks: Fierce and beautiful hunters who, when they ease up on their vigilance find themselves converted into coats and collars.
    • p. 148
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