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1. Why put an anachronism like smoking into "An Infestation of Unicorns"?

("Some—like Sir Sullivan—even smoked and looked like dragons on a bad day.")

2. When does Abbot Aelian realize Sandy is a woman? Why does he let her continue her work?

3. What is the significance of Abbot Aelian smiling at the end of "An Infestation of Unicorns"?

4. What effect does its light tone have on how you experience "An Infestation of Unicorns"?

5. Is it true that "A plague is a plague .. . whether of beauty or terror"?

6. Why does Sandy not spear the unicorn that points its horn at her?

7. What will Sandy do with the herd of unicorns that she has led away?

8. Who is the main character of "An Infestation of Unicorns"? How do you know?

9. When did you figure out that Sandy was a woman, even though the story...

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