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Date Posted: Thu, February 15 2024, 19:43:08
Author: CindyG
Subject: QOTD for Friday, February 16, 2024

The following quote is from Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 24, “By the Pricking of My Thumbs.” Copyright ©️1991 by Diana Gabaldon, all rights reserved.

“I hastily turned toward the nearest face, as an antidote to such disturbing thoughts. It happened to be Murtagh’s. Well, at least he looked like neither of the men who haunted my thoughts. Short, slightly built but sinewy as a gibbon, with long arms that reinforced the simian resemblance, he had a low brow and narrow jaw that for some reason made me think of cave dwellers and pictures of Early Man shown in some of Frank’s texts. Not a Neanderthal, though. A Pict. That was it. There was something very durable about the small clansman that reminded me of the weathered, patterned stones, ancient even now, that stood their implacable guard over crossroads and burial grounds.”

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[> Trying to think of an actor who would fit this description -- kgp, Fri, February 16 2024, 5:40:48

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[> [> Way back……. Hill Street Blues - I think his name was Mick? -- Kathy in PA, Fri, February 16 2024, 9:13:08

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[> [> [> Good call, Kathy in PA! Mick would be good - small, tough, used to go undercover a lot as a homeless person, so often scruffy. -- DianaH, Fri, February 16 2024, 9:44:55

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[> Re-reading this passage brings to mind in Voyager when Claire & Joe are looking at the bones in a box labeled "Fresh Pict Corn." Clever little nudge there, DG! -- DianaH, Fri, February 16 2024, 9:42:58

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