"Oh. You’ve got rid of the cloakrack," Blade said to Claudia. He felt rather cheated.
Claudia saw how he felt. “It was another accident,” she said. “The wizard who did it is now a barstool.” She chuckled about it. Her eyes glowed, and a delighted greenish dimple appeared in one cheek.
Blade gazed at her laughing face and discovered that he did not mind too much about the cloakrack. He said, “Oh, no! Really?” and laughed, too.
-pg332, Year of the Griffin by Diana Wynne Jones
Ooooh I wish I was a better artist so I could depict this scene sooo much better, but it was TOO CUTE not to attempt.
People seem to think that just because a person’s female and pretty, they’re not supposed to do magic and they’re supposed to stay at home and have babies and be obedient and be married to a—THAT man! Why is that? Why? How would YOU like it, Mr. Olaf, if I shut you up in a house for the rest of your life and made you marry an OGRESS?
-pg164, Year of the Griffin by Diana Wynne Jones
How can you not love that speech?
Claudia from Year of the Griffin by Diana Wynne Jones. Just finished reading this for the first time. Looooved it!