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Michael Ondaatje

“She had lived in that house fourteen years, and every year she had demanded of John that she be given a pet of some strange exotic breed. Not that she did not have enough animals. She had collected several wild and broken animals that, in a way, had become exotic by their breaking. Their roof would have collapsed from the number of birds who might have lived there if the desert hadn't killed three- quarters of those that tried to cross it. Still every animal that came within a certain radius of that house was given a welcome--the tame, the half born, the wild, the wounded.”


Michael Ondaatje, The Collected Works of Billy the Kid
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The Collected Works of Billy the Kid The Collected Works of Billy the Kid by Michael Ondaatje
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