„A falling-down wreck on the edge of town, curtains permanently drawn, that would turn out to have been home to some ancient recluse who'd been surviving on ramen and toenail clippings since time immemorial, though no one realizes it until a property appraiser or an overly ambitious census taker barges in to find the poor soul returning to dust in a La-Z-Boy. People get too old to care for a place, their family writes them off for one reason or another—it's sad, but it happens.“

—  Ransom Riggs, buch Miss Peregrine's Home of Peculiar Children

Quelle: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2011), Chapter 3, Page 79

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