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Gillian Rudd

we first encountered when Palamoun hid in the bushes in line . Now, however, the trees really do have ears and are therefore actually sentient beings, even if the only way we dare approach such an extension of our concept of a sentient being is through the distancing devices of mythology. This sudden reach into classical inheritance may be taken as simply raising the rhetorical level a further notch, thus increasing the sense of grandeur and pathos, but it also removes this very real destruction into the safer realms of epic. Conceivably, this carries with it

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