Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson




10 Why “Men” Are Not Men


“Sometimes this destruction of one another’s existence proceeded there not in one region alone but in several, and would last not just one ‘Dionosk’ but many ‘Dionosks’ and sometimes even for whole ‘Ornakras.’ (Dionosk signifies ‘day’; Ornakra signifies ‘month.’)


31 The Sixth and Last Sojourn of Beelzebub on the Planet Earth


When after two “Ornakres1 the cosmic intersystem ship Karnak had left the spheres of the atmosphere of the planet Revozvradendr and began to fall back in the direction of the solar system ‘Pandetznokh’ onto the planet Karatas, Hassein, having sat down in his usual place, addressed Beelzebub with the following words:


1 An “Ornakre” is approximately equal to that period of the flow of time which on Earth we would define as a “month.”