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Désirée Dippenaar

Teda may look like an ordinary horse, but he is everything but ordinary. For most of his life, he lived in a fantasy world, where he was the noble steed of the crown princess of a strange unknown people. He could speak and understand their tongue, and when he rode with them to war, he could gallop faster than the wind. Then, one day, suddenly everything disappeared and he landed in a totally different world, namely the Book World, where he ended up lost and disoriented. But someone else was also there, who was as lost and disoriented as Teda, also from a lost fantasy world. And so they keep together, because in all the world, they are the only ones who understand each other. (This picture was painted in... um... I think 2005 or 2006. Teda is a character in my story The Murder of the Innocent)

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