July 09, 2003

Starks and Starkadders

OK, so I'm reading George R. R. Martin's epic The Game of Thrones. I'm in the early chapters, in which Lord Eddard Stark has just left his seat of Winterfell in the far north to journey south with his King. Eddard's oldest son has just uncovered some dreadful information which he must share with his father, and proposes to ride south. His mother says, "There must always be a Stark in Winterfell."

Immediately I heard an old, crabbed voice crying, "There will always be Starkadders at Cold Comfort Farm!"

Now maybe it's a coincidence, but I doubt it.

Posted by Will Duquette at July 9, 2003 07:14 PM