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“Among the loose animals, the Keeper’s sick camel, a lady of brittle temper, had bobbed her tassels and sunk her yellow teeth three times into unguarded flesh; the dwarf ass brayed itself hoarse and the lion cubs, dear to Abernaci’s heart, had shambled off, humping their fat, sandy rumps, to feast among the spilled milk in the wrecked kitchens.”

Dorothy Dunnett, Queens' Play
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Queens' Play (The Lymond Chronicles, #2) Queens' Play by Dorothy Dunnett
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