October 12, 2008

Chapter 20 (Angel Falling Softly)


The epigram for this chapter is by Cervantes.

The adjective "ophidian" refers to the biological order serpentes. I believe the snake fang is much better suited for explicating vampire biology, specifically solenoglyphous snakes such as rattlesnakes, cottonmouths and copperheads, whose long, hollow, venom-bearing fangs fold back against the roof of the mouth.

For eleven straight years, the Princeton Review has voted Brigham Young University the "No. 1 Stone-Cold Sober University" in the country. Hence Milada's interest in the University of Utah instead.

The football rivalry between BYU and the University of Utah stands at 49-30-4 (or 52-33-4, if you include Brigham Young Academy), with Utah ahead. The basketball rivalry also slightly favors Utah at 124 wins versus 120 for BYU.

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