The Augur and the Girl Left at His Door

The auger foresaw his daughter’s life and death before she could even speak a word. He saw everything, and he had no regrets.

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    The girl asked him many questions. She wanted to know about everything. She asked him about every plant in their garden and every bird in the sky. She asked him about the lines on her hand, which contained the most innocuous suggestions of her future. He told her how she would be raised by an old man and grow up poor but happy. She laughed. She knew these things already. The augur never told her more about her fate; no more than she already knew.