THE CHAUNT OF THE GODS
(Part of The Gods of Pegāna by Lord Dunsany)
There came the voice of the gods singing the chaunt of the gods,singing: "We are the gods; We are the little games of MĀNA-YOOD-SUSHĀĪ that he hath played and hath forgotten.
"MĀNA-YOOD-SUSHĀĪ hath made us, and We made the Worlds and the Suns.
"And We play with the Worlds and the Sun and Life and Death until MĀNA arises to rebuke us, saying: 'What do ye playing with Worlds and Suns?'
"It is a very serious thing that there be Worlds and Suns, and yet most withering is the laughter of MĀNA-YOOD-SUSHĀĪ.
"And when he arises from resting at the Last, and laughs at us for playing with Worlds and Suns, We will hastily put them behind us, and there shall be Worlds no more."
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