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  • Kitty had killed two fat ducks and roasted them in her big oven-kettle with potatoes, pumpkins and onions around them; she had taken Olivia and the twins outside to look at Augusta and her rapidly growing female offspring, soon either to be killed and sold to the Stores or sent with their mother to a different Government boar.

    Morgan’s Run

  • ‘You and Jane here and even the twins are all normal, healthy children and you’ll grow up to be fine men and women.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • In the afternoons Denise left the twins at day care and drove to the gray rectangular slab of Jefferson High.

    Strangers at the Feast

  • Mr Campion had accompanied the twins as a matter of course, and Addlepate escorted them.

    Mystery Mile

  • Whenever she said “training” it reminded Ginny of dogs with electric collars; she was always waiting for one of the twins to walk through the doorway and go Zaaap!

    Strangers at the Feast

  • Sarah pressed a hand to the small of her back as she crossed the kitchen, but something in her expression told Bonnie that more than the twins weighed her down.

    The Aloha Quilt

  • "And not one step down Knockturn Alley!" she shouted at the twins 'retreating backs.

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  • 'Landers told us that Alice Randish had been particularly fond of Karen ever since the twins came to stay at the vineyard for a few days when their mother was in hospital, and that it was just before Fiona was born.'

    No Laughing Matter

  • Sometimes, Laura begged the twins to mummify her in the tablecloth and parade her through the house.

    Strangers at the Feast

  • "Watch out for the bottom stair-it creaks," Harry whispered back as the twins disappeared onto the dark landing.

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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  • Two of Peter Pan's lost boys.

    August 9, 2009