The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, the oracle. The man saith unto Ithiel, unto Ithiel and Ucal:
There are three things which are too wonderful for me, Yea, four which I know not: The way of an eagle in the air. The way of a serpent upon a rock. The way of a ship in the midst of the sea. And the way of a man with a maiden. So saith Solomon, and he had more wives than one.
The anonymous Way of a Man with a Maid ] was published around 1908. The story is told in the first person by a gentleman called “Jack”, who lures women he knows into a kind of erotic torture chamber in his house, and takes considerable pride in meticulously planned assaults which he describes in minute detail.
Most of the story takes place in a room in a house called “The Snuggery”, which Jack converts into a kind of erotic torture chamber equipped with beds to which women can be strapped and held helpless and which is soundproofed to make their screams unheard. .
At this time it fell out that a brazenlockt damsel grieved (sobralasolas!) because that Puppette her minion was ravisht of her by the ogre Puropeus Pious. Bloody wars in Ballyaughacleeaghbally.
It must be remembered that a girl, Biddy O’Brien, caused the war at Finnegan’s wake. Pious was faithful to religious duties and observances; devout and dutiful, safe, reliable and courteous.
From the ships he brought out prizes — cauldrons and tripods and horses and mules and strong heads of oxen and well-girdled women and grey iron.