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Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West Volume 2, Chapter 2, Part 6

By Gregory Maguire

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Volume 2, Chapter 2, Part 6

  • Back in Shiz, Boq finds an interesting picture in a book that shows a witch cradling a beast to her breast and preparing to nurse it:

    Dramatically, or teleologically, this image seemed some sort of a hybrid of the creation myths of the Animals. (

  • Boq rips the picture out of the book (risking a library fine) and takes it to Elphaba.
  • The two discuss the painting and Elphaba says that Dillamond is getting more secretive and distracted by his work. He's on to something major.
  • Elphaba says Galinda is sulking, and she and Boq argue over his feelings for Galinda:

    "She is my world" he answered.

    "Your world is too small if she is it."

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