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Date Posted: 20:59:39 01/19/15 Mon
Author: CindyG
Subject: QOTD for Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The following quote is taken from Voyager by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 27, Up in Flames. Copyright © 1994 by Diana Gabaldon, All Rights Reserved.

"Young Ian, though, was the focus of attention, as multiple heads came popping out of the drawing room in response to the noise Bruno was making. With his singed hair, swollen red face, beaky nose, and lashless, blinking eyes, he strongly resembled the fledgling young of some exotic bird species—a newly hatched flamingo, perhaps. His face could scarcely grow redder, but the back of his neck flamed crimson, as the sound of feminine giggles followed us up the stairs.

Safely ensconced in the small upstairs sitting room, with the door closed, Ian turned to face his hapless offspring.

'Going to live, are ye, ye wee bugger?' he demanded.

'Aye, sir,' Young Ian replied in a dismal croak, looking rather as though he wished the answer were “No.”

'Good,' his father said grimly. 'D’ye want to explain yourself, or shall I just belt hell out of ye now and save us both time?'"

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[> I don't think Big Ian ever understood how to deal with Wee Ian. Thrashing him just never seemed to make any impression. -- Lady Linda, 06:15:14 01/20/15 Tue


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[> I think Old Ian knew the tough road Wee Ian would have, having grown up with Jamie. Because Wee Ian has a spirit much like Jamie's, goes through life on his own terms. -- LisaW, 06:50:21 01/20/15 Tue


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[> [> I agree completely! :) -- Rita, 07:17:34 01/20/15 Tue


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[> Poor wee Ian - trying to do his best but getting in trouble anyway. -- kgp, 07:04:22 01/20/15 Tue


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