A Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula K. Le Guin

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At first all his pleasure in the art-magic was childlike, the power it gave him over bird and beast, and the knowledge of these. And indeed that pleasure stayed with him all his life. Seeing him in the high pastures often with a bird of prey about him, the other children called him Sparrowhawk, and so he came by the name that he kept in later life as his use-name, when his true name was not known.

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vmlm 7 years, 5 months ago
Sparrow-hawk? Seriously? I would've called him feather brain, bird boy or something like that.

Sparrow-hawk? What kind of childhood friend calls you Sparrowhawk.

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