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Old 07-14-2011, 07:32 AM   #16
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Old 07-14-2011, 04:03 PM   #17
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Okay, here comes the next one:

'The gold ones are Galleons,' he explained. 'Seventeen silver Sickles to a Galleon and twenty-nine Knuts to a Sickle, it's easy enough. Right, that should be enough for a couple o' terms, we'll keep the rest safe for yeh.' He turned to Griphook. 'Vault seven hundred and thirteen now, please, and can we go more slowly?'
'One speed only,' said Griphook.
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:43 PM   #20
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Easy peasy japanese. It's Hagrid in the first HP book, The Philosopher's Stone. They're at the bank.
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:55 PM   #21
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Puuuh, finally, I've already wondered why nobody answered (and couldn't imagine it to be too difficult).

Of course you're right, James, it's your turn again!
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Easy peasy japanese. It's Hagrid in the first HP book, The Philosopher's Stone. They're at the bank.
Yep or "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" depending on which side of the ocean you're on. I don't know why they came out with two different titles for it in english but they did.
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A bit harder this one:

"I cannot think of leaving you, sir, at so late an hour, in this solitary lane, till I see you are fit to mount your horse."

He looked at me when I said this; he had hardly turned his eyes in my direction before.

"I should think you ought to be at home yourself," said he, "if you have a home in this neighbourhood: where do you come from?"

"From just below; and I am not at all afraid of being out late when it is moonlight: I will run over to Hay for you with pleasure, if you wish it: indeed, I am going there to post a letter."

"You live just below - do you mean at that house with the battlements?" pointing to xxx Hall, on which the moon cast a hoary gleam, bringing it out distinct and pale from the woods that, by contrast with the western sky, now seemed one mass of shadow.

xxx - can't make it too easy!
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A bit harder this one:

"I cannot think of leaving you, sir, at so late an hour, in this solitary lane, till I see you are fit to mount your horse."

He looked at me when I said this; he had hardly turned his eyes in my direction before.

"I should think you ought to be at home yourself," said he, "if you have a home in this neighbourhood: where do you come from?"

"From just below; and I am not at all afraid of being out late when it is moonlight: I will run over to Hay for you with pleasure, if you wish it: indeed, I am going there to post a letter."

"You live just below - do you mean at that house with the battlements?" pointing to xxx Hall, on which the moon cast a hoary gleam, bringing it out distinct and pale from the woods that, by contrast with the western sky, now seemed one mass of shadow.

xxx - can't make it too easy!

Jane Eyre...
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Wait a minute! It's not that one written by a member of MR, "The Burning Sky" is it?

If not, I think I'd like a bit more than a one-liner, even if it is a good one-liner.
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Wait a minute! It's not that one written by a member of MR, "The Burning Sky" is it?

If not, I think I'd like a bit more than a one-liner, even if it is a good one-liner.
Nope, not that.


More hints...

"There are a few more of you than I'm used to speaking to at one time," she went on, "and I'm afraid I'm still a bit new at making speeches, so I'll keep this simple. And—" she waved at the heavily laden tables dotted across the grass "—since I see the caterers are waiting, I'll keep it short, as well."

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"You and all your sin-filled people who worship at the shrine of sensuality have no place among God's chosen!"

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"We've had enough people banged up in riots without their taking clubs with them, xxxx!"

"Clubs?"

Those... those aren't clubs, xxxx, they're baseball bats!"

"Baseball bats?" ... "What's a baseball bat?"

"Baseball bats are what the batter uses in a baseball game, xxxx,"

"And what," ... "might a baseball game be?"

"You mean people don't play baseball on Xxxxx, xxxx?"
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"You mean people don't play baseball on Xxxxx, xxxx?"

The use of 'on' indicates that Xxxxx is an island or another world.

"And—" she waved at the heavily laden tables dotted across the grass "—since I see the caterers are waiting, I'll keep it short, as well."

This indicates to me that 'she' and xxx share so many common concepts that another world is unlikely, so Xxxxx is an island, but xxx's inability to identify a baseball bat means it's an isolated island. The reference to sin could indicate an obscure sect that has withdrawn from society.

Now I'm stumped again. Can anyone else take it from here?
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How about a hint. It's from a popular Sci-Fi series that's put out by a publisher that's quite popular with the ebook crowd.


Guess I figured someone would get it right away since the series is popular around here (guess none of it's readers are on this thread), which is why I offered the singe quote to start with.
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