• He has his good side and his bad side. Very dark indeed is his majesty when he wants to be. When he was young, he made a choice, like a tree does when it decides to grow one way or the other. He grew large and green until he shadowed over the whole forest, but most of his branches are twisted.

    Nancy Farmer (2010). “The House of the Scorpion”, p.66, Simon and Schuster