ihniwtr replied to your post: He’s one of the Knotted Sock, and once…
what storylette is this the result of? not the Pocketful of Change one from the Urchin’s card.
it’s the result of becoming closest to urchins using the option on the card
He’s one of the Knotted Sock, and once you’ve got some sherbet into him, chatty. “People reckon we’s called the Sock ‘cos of our socks. Y’know, for the walloping.” He unties the frayed sock from his belt and brandishes it vigorously, knocking over your sugar bowl. “Oops. Anyway, that’s partly it, but yer don’t name yerself after a sock wiv a half-brick in, do yer? No, there’s an ur-sock, see, of which all lesser socks are wrought in effigy. No-one knows what’s knotted inside. I’ve heard it’s a star. Lordy, I think I’ve had too much sherbet. Is everything meant to be fizzin’ like that? You’re top, you are. I’m telling all the others about you.”
A series of surprises
They see - or imagine they see - peculiar things through the bindings of Parabola-linen. One cries out for his mother. One talks delightedly of mountains. A third giggles lasciviously and will not speak of what she experienced. A fourth tears off his blindfold and eats it. All agree it was an experience worth the journey out to Bugsby’s Marsh. You nod and smile as they leave. You do not speak of the thirteenth guest you saw: a long-necked gentleman, his eyes clear of any blind-fold, who watched from the party’s edge, sardonically sipping tea. By the time you approached, he was gone.
Hint that you might want to stay the night
Is that why he invited you here? His appetites are famous.
A melancholy growl
The Cheery Man peers deep into his wine-cup. “You’re out of luck, my friend.,” he slurs. “Time was… but it’s Cantigaster venom, y’see. Not even a drop. Half a drop. But I can’t hardly stir from this chair. And I can’t hardly stir, if you take my meaning. So off home with you. Sleep well.”
"And you ever share that with anyone else, I’ll feed you your own eyes. ‘s not a figure of speech. Why d’you think my friend here’s blind, eh?