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“CAUTION: As the buoys marking the shoals are often out of position, mariners are cautioned to be on their guard when navigating these shores.”

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source: from a maritime map, as quoted by Gerald Durrell in My Family and Other Animals (New York: Penguin Books, 2004), introduction, xiii.

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“All this buttoning and unbuttoning.”

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medium: suicide note

notes: secondary source: The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase, Saying, and Quotation (New York: Oxford University Press, 1997), 425.

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