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Olivia The book mentions that it was a butcher.

"It was said that [Barrabás] would not stop growing, and that if a butcher's cruelty had not put an end to his existence, he would have reached the size of a camel." (Chapter 1)

"The crowd cleared to either side, making a path for Barrabás, who staggered out blacker and larger than ever with a butcher's knife stuck in his back clear to the hilt" (Chapter 3, at Clara's wedding)
Ann I don't have the answer, either, but would very much like to hear thoughts on this!!
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