And the Mountains Echoed


Khaled Hosseini

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The Yellow Feather

At the beginning of And the Mountains Echoed, Abdullah finds a small yellow feather. Although his sister Pari (who collects feathers) has recently been adopted by another family, the Wahdatis, Abdullah still decides…

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The Div

In the fairy tale Saboor tells his children, an evil demon—a div—orders a farmer, Baba Ayub, to sacrifice one of his children. Baba Ayub is then forced to make the agonizing choice…

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The Div’s Bottle

After the div forces Baba Ayub to choose between his own happiness and that of his favorite child, Qais, it gives Baba Ayub a small bottle of liquid, and tells Baba Ayub to drink…

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