West of the Moon Quotes

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Now I know how much I'm worth: not as much as Jesus, who I'm told was sold for thirty pieces of silver. I am worth two silver coins and a haunch of goat.
-- Astri (White Bear King Valemon paragraph 28)

Importance: Astri is about to leave the home of her Aunt and she sees the two coins and the piece of meat on the table. She knows this is what Svaalberd paid for her.

We had to eat bark bread. Still, I'd rather be back at Aunt and Uncle's starving with Greta.
-- Astri (The Drop of Tallow paragraph 5)

Importance: Astri is settling in at Svaalberd's house and she has to admit that there is enough food here, especially compared to what she had to eat at her Aunt's house. Despite the fact that her life can be better in some ways, Astri wants to be back with Greta.

And that wiry, rough little thread tells me that if anyone is going to do any rescuing...
-- Astri (Straw into Gold paragraph 33)

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