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The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley
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Mar 28, 12

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"There's a lot to be said for being alone. But you and I know, don't we, Flavia, that being alone and being lonely are not at all the same thing?" (Nialla)
"...Feely rose to the bait like a shark to a swimmer's foot."

"Diamonds are nothing more than carbon, but carbon in a crystal lattice that made it the hardest known mineral in nature. That was the way we all were headed. I was sure of it. We were destined to be diamonds!"
"I wanted to throw my arms around this dotty old bat in her George Bernard Shaw costume and hug her until the juices ran out."
"The BBC must breed these people on a secret farm."
"Death comes to us all, you know, old and young alike...."

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