„I abominate any organization that denies cats are people!“

—  Fritz Leiber, livro The Wanderer

Fonte: The Wanderer (1964), Chapter 3.

Última atualização 4 de Junho de 2020. História
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Fritz Leiber
1910 - 1992

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