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I was never the sort to receive portents, or to delude myself that I had. Silence was always my portion, in return for my prayers.
Who is saying this?
To whom?
In what tale?
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Extending the quote somewhat:
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I was never the sort to receive portents, or to delude myself that I had. Silence was always my portion, in return for my prayers. But of late it seems to me the silence has grown . . . emptier.
Who is saying this?
To whom?
In what tale?
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I was never the sort to receive portents, or to delude myself that I had. Silence was always my portion, in return for my prayers. But of late it seems to me the silence has grown . . . emptier.
Slightly later in the same conversation:
You once told me you had promised XXX not to speak of YYY’s true fate to any living soul. Um. Well. Here am I, before you now.
Who is saying this?
To whom?
In what tale?

Bonus:
Who is XXX?
Who is YYY?

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I was never the sort to receive portents, or to delude myself that I had. Silence was always my portion, in return for my prayers. But of late it seems to me the silence has grown . . . emptier.


Slightly later in the same conversation:
You once told me you had promised XXX not to speak of YYY’s true fate to any living soul. Um. Well. Here am I, before you now.


Who is saying this? Lord Arhys
To whom? Royina Ista
In what tale? Paladin of Souls

Bonus:
Who is XXX? Ias
Who is YYY? Arhys' father
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JKCade wrote:I was never the sort to receive portents, or to delude myself that I had. Silence was always my portion, in return for my prayers. But of late it seems to me the silence has grown . . . emptier.


Slightly later in the same conversation:
You once told me you had promised XXX not to speak of YYY’s true fate to any living soul. Um. Well. Here am I, before you now.


Who is saying this? Lord Arhys
To whom? Royina Ista
In what tale? Paladin of Souls

Bonus:
Who is XXX? Ias
Who is YYY? Arhys' father

Correct, and I'll update the Sherlock thread! Baton passes to you,

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"When we walked in, the average age dropped from ninety to eighty-nine."
"Eighty-nine and a half, I'd say." XXX whispered back.

Who is speaking first?
XXX?
Book?
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JKCade wrote:"When we walked in, the average age dropped from ninety to eighty-nine."
"Eighty-nine and a half, I'd say." XXX whispered back.
Who is speaking first? Ivan Vorpatril
XXX? Miles Vorkosigan
Book? Cetaganda

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You are correct!
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Really, murmured XXX, young YYY makes me want to throw a stick, just to see what would happen.
Who is XXX?
Who is YYY?
What tale is this?

Bonus:
What does XXX think might happen?

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Expanding the quote slightly:
“Or just some random poacher,” said YYY, though his ears had pricked with interest.
Really, murmured XXX, young YYY makes me want to throw a stick, just to see what would happen.
Who is XXX?
Who is YYY?
What tale is this?

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What does XXX think might happen?

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How we are introduced to YYY:
“These are my friends AAA”—a big burly fellow, perhaps BBB’s age—“YYY”—the bouncy-looking young man in question gave a cheery salute—“and CCC.” The last was a young woman with sandy-red hair and a smattering smattering of freckles across her sharp cheekbones.
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“Or just some random poacher,” said YYY, though his ears had pricked with interest.
Really, murmured XXX, young YYY makes me want to throw a stick, just to see what would happen.
Who is XXX?
Who is YYY?
What tale is this?

Bonus:
What does XXX think might happen?

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Another hint: This is from one of the Penric tales.

How we are introduced to YYY:
“These are my friends AAA”—a big burly fellow, perhaps BBB’s age—“YYY”—the bouncy-looking young man in question gave a cheery salute—“and CCC.” The last was a young woman with sandy-red hair and a smattering smattering of freckles across her sharp cheekbones.
The original (expanded) quote:
“Or just some random poacher,” said YYY, though his ears had pricked with interest.
Really, murmured XXX, young YYY makes me want to throw a stick, just to see what would happen.
Who is XXX?
Who is YYY?
What tale is this?

Bonus:
What does XXX think might happen?

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Another hint: This is from one of the first three Penric tales, collected in Penric's Progress.

How we are introduced to YYY:
“These are my friends AAA”—a big burly fellow, perhaps BBB’s age—“YYY”—the bouncy-looking young man in question gave a cheery salute—“and CCC.” The last was a young woman with sandy-red hair and a smattering smattering of freckles across her sharp cheekbones.
The original (expanded) quote:
“Or just some random poacher,” said YYY, though his ears had pricked with interest.
Really, murmured XXX, young YYY makes me want to throw a stick, just to see what would happen.
Who is XXX?
Who is YYY?
What tale is this?

Bonus:
What does XXX think might happen?

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KarenHunt wrote:Another hint: This is from one of the first three Penric tales, collected in Penric's Progress.

How we are introduced to YYY:
“These are my friends AAA”—a big burly fellow, perhaps BBB’s age—“YYY”—the bouncy-looking young man in question gave a cheery salute—“and CCC.” The last was a young woman with sandy-red hair and a smattering smattering of freckles across her sharp cheekbones.
The original (expanded) quote:
“Or just some random poacher,” said YYY, though his ears had pricked with interest.
Really, murmured XXX, young YYY makes me want to throw a stick, just to see what would happen.
Who is XXX? a shaman called Kreil
Who is YYY? Des
What tale is this? Penric's Fox

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What does XXX think might happen?

Since Kreil is quite young, though he hosts a Great Dog, Des believes he might well run after the stick to fetch it and bring it back as if he were a puppy....

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voralfred wrote:
KarenHunt wrote:Another hint: This is from one of the first three Penric tales, collected in Penric's Progress.

How we are introduced to YYY:
“These are my friends AAA”—a big burly fellow, perhaps BBB’s age—“YYY”—the bouncy-looking young man in question gave a cheery salute—“and CCC.” The last was a young woman with sandy-red hair and a smattering smattering of freckles across her sharp cheekbones.
The original (expanded) quote:
“Or just some random poacher,” said YYY, though his ears had pricked with interest.
Really, murmured XXX, young YYY makes me want to throw a stick, just to see what would happen.
Who is XXX? a shaman called Kreil
Who is YYY? Des
What tale is this? Penric's Fox

Bonus:
What does XXX think might happen?

Since Kreil is quite young, though he hosts a Great Dog, Des believes he might well run after the stick to fetch it and bring it back as if he were a puppy....

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RIght. One for the main answer, irrespective of the number of items, one half for the bonus (if you think my answer is correct)
XXX was put glumly in mind of an AAA BBB aphorism about posting a guard on the CCC DDD after the WWWs were stolen.
Book ?
XXX ?
AAA BBB ? (a phrase for an adjective)


Bonus #1 : what puts this aphorism in XXX's mind ?
Bonus #2 : CCC DDD (a noun preceded by another noun that makes it more precise) and WWWs (a noun, plural)
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A (much)
longer quote :
Trailed by his own guard, XXX took himself off to the YYY Project offices. He passed ZZZ guards on the EEE-FFF platform, in the building lobby, and at the corridor entrances to YYY's floors. XXX was put glumly in mind of an AAA BBB aphorism about posting a guard on the CCC DDD after the WWWs were stolen.
Book ?
XXX ?
AAA BBB ? (a phrase for an adjective)
YYY?
ZZZ ?


Bonus #1 : CCC DDD (a noun preceded by another noun that makes it more precise) and WWWs (a noun, plural)
Bonus #2 : EEE-FFF (a composed noun containing a hyphen)

Hint : EEE-FFF is not written in full since it would be too strong a hint to the series this book is a part of.
And yes, I know that a preposition is something you should not end a sentence with.

I have removed the original Bonus #1 (and renumbered Bonus #2 to add a new bonus), because the answer is essentially in the sentence I added before the original quote....
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voralfred wrote:A (much)
longer quote :
Trailed by his own guard, XXX took himself off to the YYY Project offices. He passed ZZZ guards on the EEE-FFF platform, in the building lobby, and at the corridor entrances to YYY's floors. XXX was put glumly in mind of an AAA BBB aphorism about posting a guard on the CCC DDD after the WWWs were stolen.
Book: Komarr
XXX: Miles
AAA BBB: Old Vor
YYY: Terraforming Project
ZZZ: ImpSec


Bonus #1 : CCC DDD (a noun preceded by another noun that makes it more precise) and WWWs (a noun, plural) - picket line, horses
Bonus #2 : EEE-FFF (a composed noun containing a hyphen) bubble-car

Hint : EEE-FFF is not written in full since it would be too strong a hint to the series this book is a part of.
And yes, I know that a preposition is something you should not end a sentence with.

I have removed the original Bonus #1 (and renumbered Bonus #2 to add a new bonus), because the answer is essentially in the sentence I added before the original quote....

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Everything is correct.

So you get one :sherlock: for the main question, 1/2 a :sherlock: for each of the two bonuses, and of course the new quote.
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I'm an officer, not an actor.
Book?
speaker?

Bonus: What is this person being asked to do?

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KarenHunt wrote:
I'm an officer, not an actor.
The circumstance is easy.
It sounds like Miles wants Ivan to pretend to be someone he's not.

But that's as far as I got, up to now.
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E Pericoloso Sporgersi wrote:
KarenHunt wrote:
I'm an officer, not an actor.
The circumstance is easy.
It sounds like Miles wants Ivan to pretend to be someone he's not.

But that's as far as I got, up to now.

Tiny hint: Not Vorkosigan Saga.
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A slight expansion:
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I'm an officer, not an actor. A brief clench of his jaw suggested to XXX that he was remembering he was neither, now.
Book?
speaker?

Bonus: What is this person being asked to do?

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A further expansion:
“I am not putting on AAA’s clothes again,” said YYY, scowling.
XXX grinned, provokingly. “True, you did not make a very convincing BBB.”
"I'm an officer, not an actor." A brief clench of his jaw suggested to XXX that he was remembering he was neither, now.
Book?
speaker?

Bonus: What is this person being asked to do?
Bonus: What role/job is BBB?

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