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  • "'What is this?' I asked, eyeing the pale grains floating belly-up on the surface of a watery liquid. It looked like a cup full of drowned maggots.

    'Barley crowdie,' Ian said, gazing proudly at the cup as though it were his firstborn child. 'I made it myself....'"
    —Diana Gabaldon, Drums of Autumn (NY: Dell, 1997), 447

    January 19, 2010