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Hmm … a life-size Dara 'doll'? or Dara silencing a carving of someone else?
Close. My oldest son found a rather novel way to make the point many a son has felt compelled to make down the centuries: Does the old man ever shut up? Most wouldn't have the wherewithal to carve a life-sized facsimile of the old man's head from wood.
Sorry, I'm all out of glib wit