And so ethereally walked the shadowy figure alongside the river fork. Perhaps yet again shall his new companion meet its kin; perhaps too shall his kin beget a new companion. He had hitherto accompanied the river, and it him. Its origin is now but a subtle memory, an ephemeral effervescence. It beget to him a reflection, a projection of his own intricacy. Yet it solemnly made for a banal companion. The bifurcation incited a novel awareness, yet a dismal prospect, for his new companion was much like the previous: it beget nothing more than a reflection.