Important Quotations Explained
"He's dangerous all right." Father said it in a musing way. Then he chuckled. "But not to us, my dear In fact, I don't think you ever had a safer man in your house."
He was a man like father in whom a boy could believe in the simple knowing that what was beyond comprehension was still clean and solid and right.
Don't fret yourself, Marian. I'm man enough to know a better when his trail meets mine. Whatever happens will be all right.
I can't really explain it, Joe. But I just know that we're bound up in something bigger than any one of us and that running away is the one thing that would be worse than whatever might happen to us.
A man is what he is, Bob, and there's no breaking the mold. I tried that and I've lost. But I reckon it was in the cards from the moment I saw a freckled kid on a rail up the road there and a real man behind him, the kind that could back him for the chance another kid never had.
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