A man’s head

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Leonora was reading aloud from Dampier, in the Orangery:

“The land of the Tonquinese abounds with pomegranates, muske-millions, pome-citrons, pine-apples, and a curious fruit called chaddock — the size of a man’s head — which also grows in Ceylon and is commonly called there the pumple or pimple-nose”.

— ‘You read so beautifully, my dear’, said Abernathy. ‘The very words adore you!’

— ‘Curious fruit’, thought Quain.


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