The moment Maggy Hamilton steps into the happy lives of the Austin family, she disrupts their harmonious world, bringing with her all the sullenness and insolence of her own misery. Vicky Austin knows she should sympathize with Maggy for being an orphan, but she can't help but resent... read more
“Aren't you sorry for people who don't laugh, Vicky? Yes, And people who don't love music and books. And people.”
“It was so beautiful that for the moment the beauty was all that mattered; it wasn't important that there were things we would never understand.”
“There are lots of people in the world who are vegetarians ... but I don't think that's any answer. You can't just not eat somethings and eat other things. Like what? Well, like anything, even lettuce or spinach. They're alive. There're just as alive in their own way as a cow is in it's own way or a pig like Wilber. . . . Every form of life lives at the expense of another form of life.”
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