be toutes parts et où que l'on se tournât,
il n'y avait pas d'homme qui consentît à voir son semblable

the phantasmagorial statue is a most perfect shadow in imitation
it has continued for many years without perceptible variation
so here we turn about and retrace our steps to the cavern
as did the wretched one who placed these bodies here

florian Gerbaud, bats and swallows,