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Wed Jan 30 12:40:41 GMT 2019


person in the 5G world, is largely ignorant of the Bastards order.

On Mon, Jul 8, 2019 at 9:10 PM Katherine Collett <kcollett at hamilton.edu>
wrote:

> The feather at the pivot point?
>
> Or, really, any phrase from that passage. (And the Bastard grant us in our
> direst need, the smallest gifts: the nail of the horseshoe, the pin of the
> axle, the feather at the pivot point, the pebble at the mountain's peak,
> the kiss in despair, the one right word. In darkness, understanding.)  But
> I like the feather phrase best for this, because it's perhaps the most
> obscure.  And for someone reading Paladin _after_ wherever this comes, it
> could well be a moment of illumination -- oh! _that's_ what that obscure
> motto means!
>
> However, it does not seem to have quite the same thrust as "be careful
> what you wish for."
>
> Katherine
>
> > On Jul 8, 2019, at 10:37 PM, Lois Bujold <lbujold at myinfmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > So... can anyone brainstorm a suitable short motto to go on a seal of
> the Bastard's Order?  Something from the books would be best, but for
> brainstorming, tossing out as many ideas as possible can bear unexpected
> fruit.
> >
> > In immediate need of inspiration, Lois.
> >
> > "The Gods Are Parsimonious" is... not quite right, but is from the
> books.  "Be Careful What You Wish For" gets closer...
> >
> >
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