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Date Posted: 20:49:29 12/07/15 Mon
Author: Helka
Subject: QOTD for Tuesday, December 8th, 2015. The following quote is taken from Lord John and the Hand of Devils, novella titled Lord John and the Haunted Soldier, Part III, The Hero’s Return by Diana Gabaldon. Copyright ©2007 by Diana Gabaldon, All Rights Reserved.

He stopped, and touched the metal splinter with his left hand.
Then wrote, You are true north.

                Believe me ever your servant, sir,
                                   John Grey


     He sanded the letter and shook it gently dry, folded it, and taking the candlestick,
dripped the wax upon the edge and pressed his ring into the warm soft wax to seal it.
The smiling crescent moon of his signet was sharp cut, clear in the candlelight.
He set down the candlestick and after weighing the letter in his hand for a moment,
reached out and touched the end of it to the flame.

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[> Scenes like this always makes me forget breathing, as if I'm right next to his Lordship and don't want to disturb him in any way. -- Helka, 21:02:15 12/07/15 Mon

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[> [> I know, you can feel the quiet of the house pressing down upon him. -- kgp, 03:20:33 12/08/15 Tue

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[> [> Oh Helka you have described it perfectly. I couldn't find better words to say how I feel when I am reading -- LisaW, 08:39:02 12/08/15 Tue

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[> I think I found the theme Hlka verra good and subtle quotes! Loving them! -- BetsyG, 04:34:20 12/08/15 Tue

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[> I need help to remember this scene - he burns the letter without sending it, right? This is something I do myself, I write an email or a note on my iPad to get all my thoughts and feelings OUT of my head. I never send it though, I might reread a few days or weeks later and hopefully feel better about whatever was stressing me out. -- MaryC in KY, 11:16:13 12/08/15 Tue

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[> [> Yes Mary, he pours out all his hearburns into this letter, seals it and then burns it. I like the Lord John books a lot, they have this kind of insight of his emotions under the calm and collected surface. -- Helka, 11:38:29 12/08/15 Tue

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