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- They loan out books?
- No. But sometimes you can pick up a good book for cheap. Secondhand, of course.
- You mean a book I can keep?
- That you can own.
Browse! Annie savoured the word. To her, it had meant cows looking for grass. Imagine! It also applied to books! She had never heard the word sounded before. Now she was anxious to say it and make it her own. Carl came over.
- Found anything yet?
- I haven't even started to look. Carl, why don't you go get a haircut while I browse in the books?
Where to start? Oh, where to start? she thought in delicious indecision. I can't browse all the books, so I better start with the big fat ones.
She pulled out the biggest, fattest one of them all. Immediately she fell in love with the strong, terse title: War and Peace. She noted the author's name. Count Leo Tolstoi.
- Oh, I must have you she whispered to the book.