A Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula K. Le Guin

This quote was added by arothir
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.

Train on this quote


Rate this quote:
3.5 out of 5 based on 16 ratings.

Edit Text

Edit author and title

(Changes are manually reviewed)

or just leave a comment:


vmlm 6 years, 2 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.

Test your skills, take the Typing Test.

Score (WPM) distribution for this quote. More.

Best scores for this typing test

Name WPM Accuracy
eventlogging 170.00 100%
geoffhuang 151.78 96.6%
lytewerk 134.91 98.0%
komatsujo 130.12 95.2%
ilovejujubee 129.80 97.8%
bihnkim 129.06 99.8%
cookiie 128.84 99.5%
talkingheads 127.44 98.3%

Recently for

Name WPM Accuracy
eventlogging 170.00 100%
user480683 28.59 98%
walkingking 121.16 99.3%
user447009 48.41 98.5%
seasy 54.85 94.8%
user52600 52.22 93.9%
amandalong 82.91 95.9%
selay11 29.90 89.1%