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having nothing Quotes

Five of the best book quotes about having nothing
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“Aycliffe stared at me for a long while as if in search of something. All he said, however, was ‘With your mother gone you’re required to deliver your ox to the manor house tomorrow. It will serve as the death tax.’ ‘But… sir,’ I said—for my speech was slow and ill formed—‘if I do… I… I won’t be able to work the fields.’ ‘Then starve,’ he said and rode away without a backward glance.”
Avi
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Crispin: The Cross of Lead
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Crispin (Cross of Lead)
John Aycliffe
characters
poverty
taxes
starving
insensitivity
being destitute
having nothing
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“I have everything I require, except food; but without food everything is rather less than nothing.”
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“You’re leaving a place you know and heading into the unknown with nothing to protect you. No money. No prospect of work. No address where folks will make you welcome.”
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″...we still have no sofa and no big chairs. When mama comes home, her feet hurt. ‘There’s no good place for me to take a load off my feet,’ she says.”
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“She had nothing, now. Only Aunt Grace’s charity. She could not get out of bed, because she did not even have a dress to wear for everyday.”

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