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Unformatted text preview: capitalized on the vast wealth that the system and hard work created, whereas the average worker enjoyed very few benefits from their hard labor. Living quarters were small, wages low. Patrick is very driven by his want for love. He was raised in a very isolated environment, which might have something to do with this, as well as Patricks being a watcher. The story flows like melting ice. Patrick cutting leather, talking about the smell that sticks with the dyer. So bad a wife could hardly kiss their husbands again. But, as the author assures us, there is subtle human order in the chaos. Different parts in the story fall into their place like cut vines. The sun doesnt rise too high in the sky in Canada, but the people grow thick, tough skin, like that of a lion. The title of the story comes from a line in The Epic of Gilgamesh which is an epic poem and one of the earliest known literary works....
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