He wondered, "Was the thought of expiring on the moon an abyss of unpleasantness because the soul must rest in the tombless
vacuums of a torso dead on the moon and therefore not able to voyage toward its star?
Or there we'll sit, Ruling in large and ample empery O'er France and all her almost kingly dukedoms, Or lay these bones in an unworthy urn, Tombless
, with no remembrance over them.
For a case study of the use of slavery in a contemporary Malagasy village, see Sandra Evers, "People without History: The Tombless
in the Extreme Southern Highlands of Madagascar" in Zoe Crossland, Genese Sodikoff and Will Griffin, eds.
Yet for his final touchstone Grant opted not for politicized Dunbar but rather for a piece of existential Virgil, his description of the tombless
dead imploring Chamn to take them to their final resting place across the Styx, though they must appeal in vain until one hundred years have passed (Centum errant annos 6.