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Quote #10

"We've heard them all talk about Dust, and they're so afraid of it, and you know what? We believed them, even though we could see that what they were doing was wicked and evil and wrong.... We thought Dust must be bad too, because they were grown up and they said so. But what if it isn't? What if it's – "

She said breathlessly, "Yeah! What if it's really good. . . " (23.100-101)

Lyra comes to the conclusion that Dust must be good if so many evil people are trying to get rid of it.

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