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"Assassination, sorcerer style, is the name of the game in The Citadel of Chaos!

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The Pearl by John Steinbeck
"“They had made songs to the fishes, to the sea in anger and to the sea in calm, to the light and the dark and the sun and the moon, and the songs were all in Kino and in his people – every song that had ever been made, even the ones forgotten.”

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The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin
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