„You haven't got the choice," said the old man. "You are the bearer now.“

—  Philip Pullman, His Dark Materials trilogy

Ch. 8 : The Tower of the Angels
His Dark Materials, The Subtle Knife (1997)
Contexto: "Now," said Giacomo Paradisi, "here you are, take the knife, it is yours."
"I don't want it," said Will. "I don't want anything to do with it."
"You haven't got the choice," said the old man. "You are the bearer now."
"I thought you said you was," said Lyra.
"My time is over," he said. "The knife knows when to leave one hand and settle in another, and I know how to tell..."

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