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Asta Quotes

Four of the best book quotes from Asta
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“The burial took place amongst the other paupers’ graves in the walled cemetery behind our church. It was there the priest and I dug her grave, in water-laden clay. There was no coffin.”
Avi
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Crispin: The Cross of Lead
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Crispin (Cross of Lead)
Asta
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the poor
burial
paupers
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“As the priest chanted the Latin prayers, whose meaning I barely understood, I knelt by his side and knew that God had taken away the one person I could claim as my own. But His will be done.”
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“For as long as I could recall, my mother had simply called me ‘Son,’ and, since her name was Asta, ‘Asta’s son’ became my common name. In a world in which one lived by the light of a father’s name and rank, that meant—since I had no father—I existed in a shadow.”
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“There was little my mother or I could do about our plight. We were not slaves. But neither were we free.”

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