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“Through the stone, the world was grey and colourless, like a pencil drawing.”

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“The toys fluttered excitedly as she came in, as if they were pleased to see her, and a little tank rolled out of the toybox to greet her, its treads rolling over several other toys.”

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“A trail of green fire blew from the stone in the mirror, and drifted towards Coraline’s bedroom.”

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“As she ate, the other mother stared at her. It was hard to read expressions into those black-button eyes, but Coraline thought that her other mother looked hungry, too.”

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‘Oh yes,’ said the other mother. ‘I put her in there myself. And when I found her trying to crawl out, I put her back.’

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“The other mother smiled at this, triumphantly, and Coraline wondered if she had made the right choice.”

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‘I love you. I will always love you. Nobody sensible believes in ghosts anyway. That’s because they’re all such liars. Smell the lovely breakfast I’m making for you.’

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