"What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow
Out of this stony rubbish? Son of man,
You cannot say, or guess, for you know only
A heap of broken images, where the sun beats,
And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief,
And the dry stone no sound of water. Only
There is shadow under this red rock,
(Come in under the shadow of this red rock),
And I will show you something different from either
Your shadow at morning striding behind you
Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;
I will show you fear in a handful of dust."
— —Katherine Marlowe

The Waste Land is a poem written by T. S. Eliot. It consists of 434 lines.

Usage in Uncharted

In Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, the above verse is featured during Chapter 18 - The Rub' al Khali. As Nathan Drake wanders aimlessly through the desert he starts to suffer the effects of dehydration, as this happens Katherine Marlowe's voice can be heard reading the verse above, during which, Drake, experiencing hallucinations, chases an imaginary Sully and mirage of an oasis. The last few lines are spoken as Drake seeks shade under a red rock from the scorch of the sun.

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