THE CUNNING MAN Quote #1

From Chapter Six:

“Then [the doctor] proceeded to tell my parents what he had discovered, while I was still in the room, standing by my mother’s chair. I was, he said, ‘delicate’ and must be treated accordingly … this was of utmost importance to my future, because whoever declares a child to be ‘delicate’ thereby crowns and anoints a tyrant.”

– Robertson Davies, The Cunning Man

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