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The Long Flight Home

Alan Hlad

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Be an egg, Susan thought. One could be soft with fear inside, but hard as slate outside.”

“Too bad the Nazis aren't vampires, Ollie thought. At least with vampires, they could be deterred with holy water, crosses, and cloves of garlic. But with Nazis, we need antiaircraft guns, Hurricanes, and Spitfires. Ollie glanced back at the lofts. And maybe pigeons.”

“Ollie watched the cemetery disappear in the distance and wondered if there would be enough trees in all of Britain to build the coffins.”

“Of wartime London: It looked as if London was being cremated, one piece at a time.”

“These pigeons are going to help us win the war.”

“The entire beach fortification was a deception. All of the pillboxes, guns, and soldiers were fake. The only thing that was real, it appeared, was the razor wire.”

“One could be soft with fear inside, but hard as slate outside.”

“It wasn't a miracle. You believed. And made it happen.”

“I challenge you to name another animal that can find their way home from hundreds of miles away.”

“I adore their cooing, which, in my opinion, is even more soothing than a cat's purr.”

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