God's curse

Tapping his way up Clare Street after a long day of trudging, the blind piano tuner is nearly knocked down by the deranged Farrell and hurls memorable invective at whoever could be so careless or cruel: "— God's curse on you, he said sourly, whoever you are! You're blinder nor I am, you bitch's bastard!" "Nor" here clearly means "than." There is biblical precedent for the curse, but nothing very Christian about the picture of two disabled men colliding on the sidewalk.

John Hunt 2024

Photo supplied by the Iowa Department of the Blind. Source: wcblind.org.