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  • Brrr surrenders his story to the ailing maunt: Abandoned as a cub, his earliest memories are gluey hazes, and his path from infancy in the Great Gillikin Forest is no Yellow Brick Road.

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  • In the yard he saw the laundry cart to which Candle and that ferociously old maunt had dragged him.

    Son of a Witch

  • For one thing, the ancient maunt had little interest in cuisine, her stomach having been soured by too many decades of regrettable food served under bad kitchen government.

    Son of a Witch

  • The Superior Maunt occasionally listened to testimonies of sin confessed by her sisters, but during her tenure as a maunt, Elphaba had never petitioned for an audience.

    Son of a Witch

  •  She was too beautiful to be a natural maunt, so she must be a moron.

    Son of a Witch

  • The ancient maunt — older even than the Superior Maunt, by the look of it, or more infirm, anyway — had pulled her shawl over her forehead, to keep the morning sun out of her eyes.

    Son of a Witch

  • A fourth maunt, sequestered behind a screen, played a welcoming anthem, poorly.

    Son of a Witch

  • Certainly one maunt and the next seemed identical twins.

    Son of a Witch

  • It was only the addled elderly maunt, the senior biddy in the place, the one known as Mother Yackle.

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  • So she says _her_ dog maunt niver fight an 'noa Christians iver fought.

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