…so badly; if he was dead, how cold he feel so unbearably, didn’t pain cease with death, didn’t it go… The night wet and windy, two children dressed as pumpkins waddling across the square and the shop windows covered in paper spiders, all the tawdry Muggle trappings of a world in which they did not believe… And he was gliding along, that sense of purpose and power and rightness in him that he always knew on these occasions… Not anger… that was for weaker souls than he… but triumph, yes……
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These women wore stoles of fur or feathers; their dresses were tawdry colors—reds and oranges and yellows.
Margaret Peterson Haddix -- Uprising
In his last breaths, was he trying to tell me about the death of his adopted family—or admit to some tawdry, decades-long affair?
Ransom Riggs -- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children