Study of Beelzebub's Tales




45 In the Opinion of Beelzebub, Man’s Extraction of Electricity from Nature and Its Destruction During Its Use, Is One of the Chief Causes of the Shortening of the Life of Man


“‘I personally would present myself at your house, but as you know, the size of my planetary body does not permit me in any way to do so, and hence I am compelled to beg you not to refuse to come to my “Fal-Fe-Foof.”’2


“I must say that the three-brained beings of the planet Mars knew our genuine nature from the very beginning, and also the true reason why we were compelled to dwell on their planet.


“They were not like the three-brained beings of your planet who never knew anything and never even suspected who we were and why we existed on their planet.


2 Fal-Fe-Foof in Martian speech signifies a dwelling.