Serializations of the Hitherby Dragons novels

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– 11 –

For Edmund things are very clear and limned in white.

Edmund’s stomach rumbles.

He wakes.

He stares at the ceiling as the hunger washes across him in great waves. In between the great waves are little trembling motions. His body vibrates with them. He thinks that he has them under control; but no sooner does he think that then he realizes that that is just the sinking before the swell. There is a great need rising in him.

He walks to his window. He stares out at the students that walk this way and that below.

They used to be people.

He remembers that.

“How does that even happen?” he asks them.

Where does the personhood go?



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