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  • "'The court granted me the mercy to be weirrit before the burning,' Geillis explained ironically. 'So they expected the body to be dead—no difficulty there, if I was strangled already. The only thing anyone might ha' seen was that Grannie Joan weighed half what I did, newly delivered as I was, but no one seemed to notice she was light in MacRae's arms.'"
    —Diana Gabaldon, Voyager (NY: Dell, 1994), 953

    January 17, 2010