She sees a horn of plenty spilling of rotten fruit

jacdac

Senior Member
Lebanese
What does this sentence mean ?

BRENDA SEES A HORN OF PLENTY SPILLING ROTTEN FRUIT.

Source: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King

What throws me with this sentence is the word horn. WRF definitions do not seem to apply. So it could be used in a figurative sense I guess.

This is actually the title of a chapter of the novella 'Herman Wouk Is Still Alive' of the said novel by Stephen. In this scene, Brenda is driving a rented low mileage Chevy Express van. In the van is her best Jazmine and their young kids. Both are single struggling mums. Brenda, who is drinking and driving fast, is busy envisioning the future life of their kids.
Here is an extract about her prognosis of the future of their kids: She can see a ragged fool’s parade marching into the future, some wearing jeans that show the ass of their underwear, some wearing heavy-metal tee-shirts, some wearing gravy-spotted waitress uniforms,.....

Is sound to interrupt the spilling rotten fruit as a reference to her prognosis of the future of their kids ? Then what is the horn ?

Thank you.
 
  • Glasguensis

    Signal Modulation
    English - Scotland
    A horn of plenty is a type of basket or container - search on the Internet for images and you'll understand.
     
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