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foreshadowing Quotes

13 of the best book quotes about foreshadowing
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“And all the while the dog sat and watched him, a certain yearning wistfulness in its eyes, for it looked upon him as the fire provider, and the fire was slow in coming. ”
Jack London
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To Build a Fire
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The Dog
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“Adams […] told me that he recognized these innocent-looking puffs of water vapor to be the crowns of robust thunderheads.”
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“What do you say to a man that by his own admission has no soul? Why would you say anything? I’ve thought about it a good deal. But he wasn’t nothin’ compared to what was comin’ down the pike.”
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“Every time I get to thinking about me being black and they being white, me being here and they being there, I feel like something awful’s going to happen to me. ”
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“And I trust by now that you all know what the eventual outcome is going to be. You’re going to have to shut the thing down.”
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“There is absolutely no problem with the island.”
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“Over the years, she told me the same story, except for the ending, which grew darker, casting long shadows into her life, and eventually into mine.”
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“It will only end when blood is spilled”
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“I always chose the icicle: the weapon melts away. ”
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“Thus I fled, ridiculous hairy creature torn apart by poetry—crawling, whimpering, streaming tears, across the world like a two-headed beast, like mixed-up lamb and kid at the tail of a baffled, indifferent ewe—and I gnashed my teeth and clutched the sides of my head as if to heal the split, but I couldn’t.”
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“I must know more than I know already. For I know that house where I will be cold and not belonging, the bed I shall lie in has red curtains, and I have slept there many times before, long ago. How long ago? In that bed I will dream the end of my dream. But my dream had nothing to do with England and I must not think like this, I must remember about chandeliers and dancing, about swans and roses and snow.”
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“I went to bed early and slept at once. I dreamed that I was walking in the forest. Not alone. Someone who hated me was with me, out of sight. I could hear heavy footsteps coming closer and though I struggled and screamed I could not move.”
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“He made me so mad at first that I wanted to kill him. Then, later, when I had to kill him, it was like having to shoot some of my own folks. That’s how much I’d come to think of the big yeller dog.”

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