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Notable quotes of Eleanor Webb.

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  • My story can never be told. I write it over and over, wherever we find shelter. I write of what I cannot speak: the truth. I write all I know of it, then I throw that pages to the wind. Maybe the birds can read it.
  • It's just a scrap, like you say.
  • You did that for me?
  • I liked it here.
  • Clara is never alone; she finds money and company every day. It comes easy to her, like lying.
  • But I like solitude, I walk and the past walks with me; it lives.
  • Once upon a time, there was nothing here; there was no hotel, no promenade, just a beach; nets hanging out to dry, great warships in the bay, and children picking cockles for their bread.
  • My mother was one of those children, barefoot in the sand.
  • Can you hear me? My mother lives on human blood, and has done for two centuries, but once she was a girl like you.
  • A peal stays fresh forever, while the oyster’s flesh rots around it.
  • It is still a fact that the day you are born is the day you are most likely to be murdered.
  • More human souls are killed by mothers' hands than by the hands of strangers.
  • My mother tried to murder me, but love confounded her.
  • I remember everything. It's a burden.
  • It would be fatal.
  • I am Eleanor Webb. I throw my story to the wind, and never will I tell it more. Another one begins.

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