Marginalia, no.171

It was the hour in which authoresses dip their pens in the inkwell and the howler monkeys, moving in herds through the treetops, roar like lions.

~ Aldo Buzzi, Journey to the Land of the Flies

Now that it’s become fashionable to swap out bits from literary classics, I’d like to propose the above as an alternate opening to Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities.

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