Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quote #10

[John:] There was no one else to blame anymore. No Bores or Old Ladies or Nortons, or Assassins waiting at the bridge. And there was no place to hide—no place across any river for a boatman to take us.

Our life would be what we made of it—nothing more, nothing less. (15)

At the end of the novel, it seems that John is finally accepting responsibility for his actions.

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