The testing strips and tiny needles for the finger pricker can be got on prescription.
The system had, however, risen a stage beyond this when objects were drawn to represent, not themselves, but the syllables forming their names, as where a trap, an eagle, a pricker, and a hand are put together not to represent these objects, but in order that the syllables of their names mo-quauhzo-ma should spell the word Moquauhzoma (see Aubin's introduction to Brasseur, Hist.
Margo Dill suggests The Pricker Boy by Reade Scott Whinnem.
The Pricker Boy appeals to readers who enjoy fantasy mixed with reality.
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