Salman Rushdie, op. cit.,pp. 71-72.
"And if you are very, very careful, or very, very highly
skilled, you can dip a cup into the Ocean," Iff told Haroun, "like so", and here he
produced a little golden cup from another of his waistcoat pockets, "and you can
fill it with water from a single, pure Stream of Story, like so", as he did precisely
that, "and then you can offer it to a young fellow who's feeling blue, so that the
magic of the story can restore his spirits. Go on now; knock it back, have a swig,
do yourself a favour," Iff concluded. "Guaranteed to make you feel A-number-