“…William had never seen such a thing on the head of a white man.”
“Poverty led him to religion, religion to education, education to lust, lust to communism.”
“Now, the time for fairy tales is nearly over.”
“The fox ached with hunger and watched the phantom army gather at twilight…”
“It’s an interesting choice, to breed an animal that can’t reproduce itself. Must make it challenging.”
“On a day such as today, the widows and the grieving mother were expected to keep their black weeds and pale faces in their shuttered homes…No parade of victory or peace ever included the biers of the dead” (302).
“My grandfather so often told me howhis passion for painting was born. But only after reading his memoirs did I understand how palpably that love was etched into his soul in childhood” (29).