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"The true inner self must be drawn up like a jewel from the bottom of the sea, rescued from confusion, from indistinction, from immersion in the common, the nondescript, the trivial, the sordid, the evanescent" - Seeds of Contemplation, Thomas Merton (ph. by Alexandra Antoce)
Answer the riddle and you may pass, what is the thing that can act like glass but can never break, what can give life or your breath take, what can quench fire and melt snow, answer me this and you may go" the fairy smiled at us as she finished her riddle before disapearing into the fog again. I turned to my companion and said "well at least this time there aren't any flaming baboons trying to ax murder us" he gave me an exasperated look "I'd take that over a riddle any day" he groaned.