Important Quotations Explained
Night loneliness was always bad when the younger children had gone to bed, or when the father was not in the cabin. "Night loneliness is part fearing," the boy's mother had once said to him.
The boy was crying now. Not that there was any new or sudden sorrow. There just seemed to be nothing else to fill up the vast lostness of the moment.
Sounder might come home again. But you must learn to lose, child. The Lord teaches the old to lose. The young don't know how to learn it. Some people is born to keep. Some is born to lose. We was born to lose, I reckon .
The boy did not remember his age. He knew he had lived a long, long time.
When life is so tiresome, there ain't no peace like the greatest peace—the peace of the Lord's hand holding you.
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