* The following passage is a sample of the madness.
-->''"I'll give you ten seconds," said Zirah. His eyes were lit with bright, childlike delight.''
-->''He leaned towards Hastur, who was rapidly backing away from the enthrallment on Zirah's face.''
-->''Ligur had forgotten about stealth and was fleeing, crashing through bushes and tripping over''
-->''"Run," Zirah whispered. Someone yelled behind him. None of them noticed.''
-->''The figures of the two demons blurred and vanished.''
-->''The problem with this Earth, Zirah thought, was that nobody ever let him relax.''
-->''He followed them.''
* Reading this immediately after ''Good Omens'' itself is extraordinarily disturbing, because you ''know'' that ''this isn't the way things should go; please God make it stop,'' but it doesn't stop and in this story, this is the way it goes.
* Most painful might be the dichotomy between Aziraphale, who insists on helping people he has to hypnotize, and Zirah, who [[SincerityMode happily kills babies.]]
* Zirah is completely insane. Scarily so, he almost kills a child for no other reason than the baby is crying, and he wants the baby to stop, and there is a heavy dictionary closer than a bottle of milk. He sees nothing wrong with the attempted murder, and reacts with genuine surprise when he is stopped.