“But you just said that if a human drinks six pints of the Water of Life they'll live forever! So why does the Water affect other human beings, but not me?” His patience at an end, Jack downed the last of his Scotch, slammed the glass down on the coffee table, and glared around the room.
Sir Arthur sighed, then obliged Jack in his quest for knowledge. “Jack, the Water of Life does not affect you because you are not a human being. You are—as am I, mind you—a mythological being. How else did you think you could have worked for Colonial Eden for over half a century without aging a day?”
In the scene above, Jack Whiskey is about to realize that things around the small Virginia town of Eden are not, and have never been, what they seem. He will very soon be getting a refresher course in mythology.
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