"When an old man dies, a library burns to the ground."
This is an old African proverb. There are many others ranging from the profound to the frankly bizarre, including:
The country of origin is likely just one of the countries where a particular expression can be found - no doubt many of them are widely spread with multiple variations.
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No Man's Land
by Simon Tolkien
Inspired by the experiences of his grandfather, J. R. R. Tolkien, during World War I.
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