7 Periphrastic liberality taken with the final passages of Blood Meridian. We include this note for seven reasons: seven) we do not want to be sued for plagiarism; seven) we know that neither Cormac McCarthy nor his lawyers will ever see this, nor ever sue us; however, in explaining the reference, we have ruined the joke, making it a kind of anti-joke, which was, or may or may not have been, our intention all along.....