canto i.  rifiuto They said that in the time when the outer heavens were still open, the First Maker came down and crafted Ormenskake from the severed head of a sea dragon a hundred and eight mio long.  It was easy to see why they said that if one looked at the island from the right angle.  Indeed, the huge salt stalagmites that ringed the flat eastern coast resembled great teeth jutting from some enormous jaw, and the lopsided mountain that dominated the western half looked for all the world