clicking metal

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Stephen Schmidt

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Hi everyone,

What does the 'clicking metal', that Mare's Father's damaged lung was replaced by, look like?And it ticks away; how is that?

From Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard:

So we’re forced to indulge in an underground market of technology and inventions to help better
ourselves. Some are foolish, most don’t work—but a bit of clicking metal saved my dad’s life.
I can always hear it ticking away, a tiny pulse to keep Dad breathing.
Thanks in advance.
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  • Glenfarclas

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    English (American)
    Okay. We'll, it's clearly some kind of technological device. Since this is a science fiction story (isn't it?), I suppose that either the author will tell you what it is, or it isn't supposed to matter.
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