Just as the room of the Inquisitor in Dr. Talos's play, with its high judicial bench, lurked somewhe

Just as the room of the Inquisitor in Dr. Talos's …

Just as the room of the Inquisitor in Dr. Talos's play, with its high judicial bench, lurked somewhere at the lowest level of the House Absolute, so we have each of us in the dustiest cellars of our minds a counter at which we strive to repay the debts of the past with the debased currency of the present.

Gene Wolfe