1. "See those deathberries? You're going to eat them- or i'll make you!"
2. "All together now. One, two, three. Camazotz, Camazotz, he's stupider-"
3. A girl what's born for hangin' ain't likely to be drowned.
4. He was glad that with the friendship of Emily and Ben, he had no nees to steal. At least, not for the time being. Still, old habits die hard.
5. "Your services are indispensible to me, Will Henry."
6. "Hey, all you sods, I can fly and you can't! A natural airman, in case you havven't noticed. And in conclusion, I'd like to add that I'm a girl and you can all get stuffed."
7. I am haunted be humans.
8. But maybe it wasn't a question of who was climbing the stairs. Maybe it was a question of what.
9. What of the flies?
10. When they finally did dare it at first with stolen glances and then with candid ones, they had to smile. They were uncommonly proud. For the first time they had done something out of love.
11. How could a messenger boy be here? Had one of the others brought a servent? Could we do that? I wanted to ask, but I was afraid to. Whoever he belonged to, he stank of sweat and fish.
12. "Our friend must be the alpha male of his troop, Will Henry. Only the alpha male enjoys the priviledge of breeding."
13. "Snap to, Will Henry. We have work to do."
14. "Pull the trigger you insufferable, melodramatic, semi-suicidal, blubbering bugger."
15. Everyone looked out for themselves around the docks, but nobody let anyone else starve.
16. "I'm not having those filthy boots in here. Two hours I spent scrubbing that floor, and you just walk in as if you own the place" "I do own the place!"
17. But some thing here was wrong. The docks were usually full of life and energy, even after dark, but something about this ship seemed to have sucked the energy away.
18. Chance or destiny... that brought the blade in blindness thrust into the black eye of the accursed beast.
19. He had learned a lot, and he hadn't even reached the bottom of the ladder yet. But he was determined to try again the next night, and this time he would get it right.