・That as he was sleeping in his garden, his custom always in the afternoon,
his treasonous brother stole upon him in his sleep and poured the juice
of poisonous henbane into his ears, which has such an antipathy to the life of man that, swift
as quicksilver, it courses through all the veins of the body, baking up
the blood and spreading a crust-like leprosy all over the skin.