“We give all we have, lives, property, safety, skill...we fight, we die, for a simple thing. Only that a man can stand up.”
“How old are you Johnny" she asked.
And what's that-a boy or a man?"
He laughed. "A boy in time of peace and a man in time of war.”
“If you can't do, you'd best shut up about it.”
“If you can't do, you had best shut up. He started to slam the door, thought better of it. If you can't do, you'd best not slam doors.”
“Just like the sun coming up yonder out of the sea, pushing rays of light ahead of it.”
“After that Johnny began to watch himself. For the first time he learned to think before he spoke.”
“saying. ‘I want it as a birthday present to my venerable”
“It was sink or swim for him—and happens he’s swimming.”
“down Cambridge road through the bushes on Charlestown Common a scurry of red ants. Had he really seen them or imagined them? But all about him people were exclaiming, ‘Look, there they are!’ Those red ants were British soldiers. To his left the last moment of sunset light was dying. The day had been amazingly warm, but with night a fresh breeze came up off the ocean. Lights began to glimmer in Charlestown and on warships. Seemingly there was nothing more to be seen from Beacon Hill. Silently people turned to go to their houses. ‘Look!’ Johnny cried. You could see the flash of musket fire, too far away to be heard. Fireflies swarming, hardly more than that. –4– Getting”
“The first of the tea ships, the Dartmouth,”
“I search my brain for the truth. “I want it more than anything, just as long as you promise me one thing.”
“And what’s that?”
“That if at any time it gets to be too much for you, you’ll leave me—walk away and get out.”
“That will never happen,” he guarantees me. “You need to give me some credit. You left me, ripped out my heart, and then came back acting like a robot, and you know what? We made it through. You and I, good or bad, belong together. We make each other whole.”
“The thing about heavy-metal bars is that there are heavy-metal guys in every corner.”
“Will you be quiet?" he asked, smiling down at her.
He pretended to think about it. "I don't believe you/"
She planted her hands on her hips, which had to be a ludicrous postition, naked as she was from the waist up.
All right," he acceded, "but the only words I'll allow from your mouth are, 'Oh, Gareth,' and 'Yes, Gareth.'
He lifted his finger.
What about 'More, Gareth?'"
He almost kept a straith face. "That will be acceptable”
“Please be real,” she gasped. “Please don’t be a dream.” “I’m real,” Matthew said huskily. “Don’t cry so hard, there’s no—oh, Daisy, love—” He gripped her head in his hands and pressed comforting words against her lips while she struggled to get even closer to him. He eased her to the floor, using the reassuring weight of his body to subdue her.”
“I told you, we haven't had sex! It was just a kiss." Like the Viper was just a car, and Mount
Everest was just a hill.”
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