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the taxidermist Quotes

Three of the best book quotes from the taxidermist
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“You have yellow eyes like a stone curlew’s, so I’ll name you Alfanhui because that is the name the stone curlews call to each other.”
Rafael Sanchez Ferlioso
author
The Adventures of the Ingenious Alfanhui
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Alfanhui
the taxidermist
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eyes
birds
names
yellow
stone curlews
concepts
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“The master used to tell stories long into the night. When he began to tell them, the maid would light the fire. The maid knew all the stories and would stoke up the fire as the story began to build. When it became monotonous, she would let the fire die down and, at moments of excitement, she would put on more wood until the story ended and she allowed the fire to go out.”
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“Thus the maid went from illness to illness until, one day, she died. Alfanhui and his master buried her in the garden with a headstone etched in vinegar saying: Selfless and Silent.”

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