Monday, 24 December 2012
"...I have the pouch. I have a modicum of power. I have hope." (Neil Gaiman, Preludes And Nocturnes, New York, 1995, p. 109)
When he plays "Reality" against the demon Choronzon, their exchange, summarised here, is:
Morpheus: horse-back hunter.
M: heavy footed ox.
C: don't know.
So Morpheus wins with a word that was present in the title and repeated on the third page of the story. I will have to confirm this when I retrieve some comics from a box in the cellar but I think that Gaiman does something similar with the word "hope" in his Miracleman.