Quite a quote from ‘The Leather Tunnel’!
“To his English friends he never alluded to such matters, and took the tone of the student and virtuoso; but a Frenchman whose tastes were of the same nature has assured me that the worst excess of the black mass have been perpetrated in that large and lofty hall, which is lined with the shelves of books, and the cases of his museum.”
A black mass is repulsive enough, I wonder what the narrator’ means by
the ‘worst excess of the black mass’?!