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Alanna: The First Adventure - Tamora Pierce

Stefan's eyes were calm. "George has a collection. One slip an' he warns ye. Two, an' he takes an ear--fer his collection. Three mistakes--" Stefan shrugged. "He takes t'other ear an' all that's attached. George likes things done right."

 

Jiminy Cricket, I had forgotten about this. George is a lot more dangerous than he seems.