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The Storyteller's DaughterThe Storyteller’s Daughter by Cameron Dokey

The Storyteller’s Daughter is a book that was rewritten from the tale The Arabian Nights.  It is a very heartwarming story that begins with a king by the name of Shahrayar who was betrayed by his wife.  After her death he decreed that he would marry a new wife every night and on the morning she would be killed.  And this is where Shahrazad comes in, who offered herself as his first wife.  In an attempt to stop the king from killing herself and other girls, she begins to tell a story to the king, a story so enchanting that he keeps putting off her death, so that he can hear the rest of the tale.  But as these events happen there seems to be many plots afoot as rivals of the king conspire to steal the throne and spies are found to be in their midst.  This is a story that I would recommend to all readers as not only is it one story but many that are woven together, with a little something for everyone.

Quotes

~~”No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.” ~ Voltaire

~~“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

~~“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.” ~ Robert Frost

~~“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” ~ Oscar Wilde

~~“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

~~”People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” ~Steve Jobs

~~“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” ~ Marilyn Monroe

~~“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.” ~ William Shakespeare, As You Like It

~~“Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.  Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.” ~Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx

~~“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” ~ Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

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