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- Frankly, we were more interested in the news that heavy rain was falling to the west of us and might soon reach our own parched village.Book 4 — Bel and the Serpent (8% in)
- But as we circled to receive our share of providence, the fat flanks of the magnificent beasts we'd stalked on the hill shrank to parched sinew, the gristle of drought-starved carcasses.Book 4 — Bel and the Serpent (65% in)
- In just the few hours since the storm broke, the parched road through our village had become a gushing stream of mud, blood-red, throbbing like an artery.Book 5 — Exodus (4% in)
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