“It is surreal and spooky to think of being a Papal Knight. It gives people something to tease me about,” said Mardon. “It’s too weird for people to think we are making it up.”
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He was delighted, and exclaimed ‘Wonderful! wonderful! See me blessing!’ — referring to the one representing him giving the Apostolic blessing — and turning to Mons della Volpa, he added, ‘How splendid you look!’ All the time he held my hand, which he pressed affectionately.
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The broken silhouette jerked itself halfway upright, and suddenly, a shrill, cracking yell floated through to him — “Shiro!”
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“Work is dirty. I’m a butcher, not a princess,” she grumbled as she cleaved a pig’s foot clean off the loin.
Darryl shivered at the thought of accidentally sending the poor girl into an allergic fit just as she was about to go through something so painful he couldn’t wrap his mind around the concept.
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