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One day, shortly after mailing the painting, during a break between classes, Sinclair notices a note  tucked into one of his books. Recognizing that the note is folded in a special manner peculiar to his  classmates, he does not immediately open it. During his next lesson, while obviously "daydreaming,"  Sinclair opens the note. He is struck dumb by its message: "The bird fights its way out of the egg.  The egg is the world. Who would be born must first destroy a world. The bird flies to God. That God's  name is Abraxas." Sinclair interprets the note as being Demian's response to his gift of the painting.  A logical question now arises. How did Demian get the note into Sinclair's book, and even if he did,  how did he know how to fold it in the special manner of Sinclair's classmates? The answer can be  approached in two different ways which provide insight on two different levels. As the chapter progresses, Sinclair is startled out of his reverie (caused by the note) when his 
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2011 for the course ENG 1310 taught by Professor Pilkington during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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