Yaunsi 12: The gnawing

וַיָּבֹא בַּלָט יָעוּנְסִי אֶל־הָאישׁ וַיְגַל מַרְגְּלֹתָיו וַיַּעֲרֹק : וְשִׁנּוֹ בִּבְשַׂר רַגְלוֹ הַתַּחְתּוֹן וְרִמָּה בְּשִׁנּוֹ וְרוּחוֹ בָּרִמָּה : וַתָּבֹא הָרִמָּה אֶל־הָאִישׁ מִוִּים־תִי וַתְקַנֵּן בְּרַגְלוֹ הַתַּחְתוֹן וַתְּרִימֵהוּ : ס

Yaunsi went secretly to the man and uncovered the place of his feet and gnawed. And his teeth were in the flesh of his lower foot, and a worm was in his teeth, and his spirit was in the worm. The worm went into the man from Weem-Ti and nustled in his lower foot, and it exalted him.

The Yaunsi Heresy is a midrash on A.S. Peterson’s lobidious tale of the Budge-Nuzzard. It will be published in serial. Click “Yaunsi Heresy” above to read from the beginning.

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