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  • A grey-haired inmate in the role of Titus's father, Sepulchrave, handily lords over the first act, until the appearance of Steerpike, the kitchen boy determined to rule the House of Gormenghast after he kills Swelter, the cleaver-wielding cook, and takes over as Master of Ritual.

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  • Summer Swelter; Edouard Heads For Northern Gulf Coast; Gas Prices Drop and Tips To Beat the High Cost of Gas; Eager for the Olympics in China

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  • Mervyn Peake’s Titus Groan is big and dark, with characters both menacing and absurd, simultaneously like Swelter the cook.

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  • Steerpike is primarily motivated by his desire to escape the kitchen’s and its tyrannical overweight overlord, Swelter who is later caught up in a feud with the exiled Flay that leads to a climactic duel in the Hall of Spiders, and his own bloody death – Ed., but he is not content with simply leaving the kitchen’s behind, and continues his Machiavellian schemes to climb the social ladder, through manipulation, lies, and manslaughter.

    Empty Your Heart Of Its Mortal Dream

  • I mean, I’d like to know if I’m writing about Steerpike and Swelter or Elf Guy and Knight Guy.

    Are You Meandering Around a Castle for 200 Pages? Well, Stop That, Suckah!

  • Watch: Summer Swelter: Heat Wave Strikes Northeast Watch: Heat Wave 2011: Help Your Body Stay Cool

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  • Married Couple Forced to Change Their Lives Summer Swelter: Heat Wave Strikes Northeast High temperatures across United States as NYC, Washington, D.C., now affected.

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  • Neo-Nazi Twins Move On, Embrace Diversity Summer Swelter: Heat Wave Strikes Northeast High temperatures across United States as NYC, Washington, D.C., now affected.

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  • Shuttle Atlantis Returns Home, Ends Era Summer Swelter: Heat Wave Strikes Northeast High temperatures across United States as NYC, Washington, D.C., now affected.

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  • Heat Wave 2011: Help Your Body Stay Cool Watch: Summer Swelter: Heat Wave Strikes Northeast

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