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My snippet this week is again from Sorrel in Scarlet. My eponymous heroine is in the jungle with a group of people. They have just fought and slain a hideous monster - a ruzdrool, which Sorrel barbecued with magic. One of the others has been injured by the horror, and everyone is fussing over the victim.
I glanced at Korhus. “Is the ruzdrool poisonous?” I asked.
Wrack, beside me, murmured condescendingly “She means venomous.” I gave him a venomous glare.
“I don't think so” Korhus answered, “It can kill without it.”
I took a deep breath, glared at Wrack again, and turned back to Korhus. “I actually meant poisonous” I said mendaciously. “Can we eat it?”
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