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I want to try something slightly different. The idea is I'll start with a relatively obscure quote, then add less obscure ones each day or other day. The goal is:

Name the person:

"There is a sad disconnectedness that overcomes a library when its owner is gone."

If no answers by 3/10, I'll add a different quote by the same person.

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KarenHunt wrote: Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:59 am ...
Name the person:
"There is a sad disconnectedness that overcomes a library when its owner is gone."
...
Cazaril

BTW. Did you know? . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cazaril-Tambour%C3%A8s
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E Pericoloso Sporgersi wrote: Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:30 pm
BTW. Did you know? . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cazaril-Tambour%C3%A8s

Hmmmm...
I know that South Ibra was across the ridge of mountains that separates Darthaca from the bulk of the three Ibran-speaking countries, but Cazaril was Chalionese, and no part of Chalion was on the Darthacan side of the ridge. Must be a different place....
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Lest people don't see the new question (very original, Karen, this takes us out of the routine...)
KarenHunt wrote: Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:59 am I want to try something slightly different. The idea is I'll start with a relatively obscure quote, then add less obscure ones each day or other day. The goal is:

Name the person:

"There is a sad disconnectedness that overcomes a library when its owner is gone."

If no answers by 3/10, I'll add a different quote by the same person.

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E Pericoloso Sporgersi wrote: Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:30 pm
KarenHunt wrote: Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:59 am ...
Name the person:
"There is a sad disconnectedness that overcomes a library when its owner is gone."
...
Cazaril

BTW. Did you know? . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cazaril-Tambour%C3%A8s
It is not Cazaril, but that's not a bad try.
EDIT: regarding Cazaril-Tambour - I know Lois moves locations around if it serves her purposes to do so. My money says it's not wrong, just moved.
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KarenHunt wrote: Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:12 pm
EDIT: regarding Cazaril-Tambour - I know Lois moves locations around if it serves her purposes to do so. My money says it's not wrong, just moved.

I was just kidding, and pulling EPS's leg ! It's an old tradition between him and me !
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Adding a second quotation, more distinctive to the character, but still somewhat obscure...
KarenHunt wrote: Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:59 am I want to try something slightly different. The idea is I'll start with a relatively obscure quote, then add less obscure ones each day or other day. The goal is:

Name the person:
There is a sad disconnectedness that overcomes a library when its owner is gone.
No artificial shortages!
If no answers by 3/11-12, I'll add a different quote by the same person.

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KarenHunt wrote: Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:59 am I want to try something slightly different. The idea is I'll start with a relatively obscure quote, then add less obscure ones each day or other day. The goal is:

Name the person:
There is a sad disconnectedness that overcomes a library when its owner is gone.
No artificial shortages!
All the geniuses I ever met were so just part of the time. To qualify, you only have to be great once, you know. Once when it matters.
If no answers by 3/12-13, I'll add something else descriptive of the same person (maybe not a quote of the person, but a quote about them).

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KarenHunt wrote: Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:59 am I want to try something slightly different. The idea is I'll start with a relatively obscure quote, then add less obscure ones each day or other day. The goal is:

Name the person:
There is a sad disconnectedness that overcomes a library when its owner is gone.
No artificial shortages!
All the geniuses I ever met were so just part of the time. To qualify, you only have to be great once, you know. Once when it matters.
XXX lumbered in, dressed for the day in his comfortable rumpled suit, scarcely more form-fitting than his pajamas. It was tailor-made garb, appropriate to his status as YYY, but he must, ZZZ reflected, have driven his tailor to despair before coaxing just the fit he wanted, With lots of room in the pockets.
If no answers by 3/14-15, I'll add something else descriptive of the same person (maybe not a quote of the person, but a quote about them).
(Only looking for XXX -- YYY and ZZZ are just to keep it from becoming too clear who this is)

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KarenHunt wrote: Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:59 am I want to try something slightly different. The idea is I'll start with a relatively obscure quote, then add less obscure ones each day or other day. The goal is:

Name the person:
There is a sad disconnectedness that overcomes a library when its owner is gone.
No artificial shortages!
All the geniuses I ever met were so just part of the time. To qualify, you only have to be great once, you know. Once when it matters.
XXX lumbered in, dressed for the day in his comfortable rumpled suit, scarcely more form-fitting than his pajamas. It was tailor-made garb, appropriate to his status as YYY, but he must, ZZZ reflected, have driven his tailor to despair before coaxing just the fit he wanted, With lots of room in the pockets.
If no answers by 3/14-15, I'll add something else descriptive of the same person (maybe not a quote of the person, but a quote about them).
(Only looking for XXX -- YYY and ZZZ are just to keep it from becoming too clear who this is)

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voralfred wrote: Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:21 am Lord Auditor Professor Uncle Vorthys
Bon dieu ... mais c'est bien sûr !

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voralfred wrote: Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:21 am
KarenHunt wrote: Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:59 am I want to try something slightly different. The idea is I'll start with a relatively obscure quote, then add less obscure ones each day or other day. The goal is:

Name the person:
There is a sad disconnectedness that overcomes a library when its owner is gone.
No artificial shortages!
All the geniuses I ever met were so just part of the time. To qualify, you only have to be great once, you know. Once when it matters.
XXX lumbered in, dressed for the day in his comfortable rumpled suit, scarcely more form-fitting than his pajamas. It was tailor-made garb, appropriate to his status as YYY, but he must, ZZZ reflected, have driven his tailor to despair before coaxing just the fit he wanted, With lots of room in the pockets.
If no answers by 3/14-15, I'll add something else descriptive of the same person (maybe not a quote of the person, but a quote about them).
(Only looking for XXX -- YYY and ZZZ are just to keep it from becoming too clear who this is)

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OK, so let's try your method.

Not a longer quote at the same place but more and more unrelated quotes from the same character

First one
"Y'know, there's something backwards about this. . . ."
Here the ... are actually put by LMB in the character's line, they are not mine to indicate I only posted part of the line, as I sometimes do. In that case I use parentheses, like this : (...)
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First one
"Y'know, there's something backwards about this. . . ."
Here the ... are actually put by LMB in the character's line, they are not mine to indicate I only posted part of the line, as I sometimes do. In that case I use parentheses, like this : (...)

Second one
"Everything. Even the light."
I should really have started with this one, which I think is much harder than the first one, therefore :
Bonus : Until I post the third quote, in a few days, I'll give 1/2 extra point for the context of this line. I'll be sole judge of the amount of context needed, so be quite explicit, please. Just the book is not enough.
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voralfred wrote: Wed Mar 17, 2021 3:18 pm First one
"Y'know, there's something backwards about this. . . ."
Here the ... are actually put by LMB in the character's line, they are not mine to indicate I only posted part of the line, as I sometimes do. In that case I use parentheses, like this : (...)

Second one
"Everything. Even the light."
I should really have started with this one, which I think is much harder than the first one, therefore :
Bonus : Until I post the third quote, in a few days, I'll give 1/2 extra point for the context of this line. I'll be sole judge of the amount of context needed, so be quite explicit, please. Just the book is not enough.
Finally got that one: Cetaganada! Ivan talking to Yenaro about what he saw while he was upstairs.

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Correct !
So one and a half point and the next quote.
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Where is this place?

"XXX ... has never in its history been taken by assault."
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2nd quotation...

Where is this place?
"XXX ... has never in its history been taken by assault."
Strange. I was lost in it, too…it is haunted, you know.
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3rd quotation...

Where is this place?
"XXX ... has never in its history been taken by assault."
Strange. I was lost in it, too…it is haunted, you know.
The town ramparts flared back along the tops of the ravines like the shape of a boat with the XXX at its prow, then turned inward in a long wall forming the stern.
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4th quotation...

Where is this place?
"XXX ... has never in its history been taken by assault."
Strange. I was lost in it, too…it is haunted, you know.
The town ramparts flared back along the tops of the ravines like the shape of a boat with the XXX at its prow, then turned inward in a long wall forming the stern.
“Indeed,” said AAA, with a sly smile, “the birds of the XXX are veritable courtiers among crows.”
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Where is this place?
"XXX ... has never in its history been taken by assault."
Strange. I was lost in it, too…it is haunted, you know.
The town ramparts flared back along the tops of the ravines like the shape of a boat with the XXX at its prow, then turned inward in a long wall forming the stern.
“Indeed,” said AAA, with a sly smile, “the birds of the XXX are veritable courtiers among crows.”
Every lady-in-waiting in the XXX, whether they’d ever borne a child or not, had a dozen country remedies to press upon me.
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XXX is Toledo's Alcazar.

As is well known, the architects of this remarkable fortress based its plans on the Zangre of Cardegoss, which can be seen on each of KarenHunt's posts
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voralfred wrote: Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:02 pm XXX is Toledo's Alcazar.

As is well known, the architects of this remarkable fortress based its plans on the Zangre of Cardegoss, which can be seen on each of KarenHunt's posts
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OK, so if the first quote is not found soon, instead of extending one quote, I'll again give disconnected quotes from the same character
“That, too. But you would not believe all the forms that have to be filled out, afterward.”
Bonus : what is "That" ?
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One quote of this character :
“That, too. But you would not believe all the forms that have to be filled out, afterward.”
Bonus #1 : what is "That" ?

A second one
"Mister, I don't want to stop you!"
Bonus #2 : To whom is this told ?

Each bonus is for 1/2 :sherlock:
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