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Quote #10

The old gypsy was right....

John Wilkes Booth was about to make a bad end. (13.116-7)

As it turns out, Booth has two destinies. If you ask his mom, he's destined for greatness. But if you ask an old gypsy (if you can find one), his fate is that he'll die young, make lots of enemies, and then die badly. Hmm. That sounds about right. Booth did die young (he was just fortunate enough to be made into a vampire), and he does make a whole boatload of enemies. That's bound to happen when you shoot the president. And of course he does die badly, by getting shot in the neck. Ick. So, if you're keeping score at home, put another point in the "destiny is real" column, and maybe also one in the "people aren't good at interpreting destiny" column.

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