Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quote #10

He had been dead to her, for so long that she was almost frightened by the knowledge that he lived. Yet she loved each cold chill that told her it was true. (3.216)

Is it possible to be afraid of something that makes you happy? Miyax loves the fear she feels because it means that something wonderful is true. But that something wonderful just might change her life forever, and that's a scary thought.

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