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Dymphna and Llewelyn in The Wanting Seed

By Anthony Burgess

Dymphna and Llewelyn

Dymphna and Llewelyn are Shonny and Mavis's children. They're pretty good kids, all things considered: they've learned to keep their parents' secrets, and their aunt's too, and when one of their classmates is murdered and cooked, they don't join in the feast. Sadly, the two meet a grisly end. Like their unfortunate classmate, they're killed and eaten by local villagers when cannibalism breaks out. Those fad diets are really getting out of hand…