Gertrude Chandler Warner · 160 pages
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“One warm night four children stood in front of a bakery. No one knew them. No one knew where they had come from.”
“How they love the old boxcar!”
“But when tomorrow came, the children had more than bread and milk, as you will soon see.”
“While the mystery element is central to each of Miss Warner’s books, she never thought of them as strictly juvenile mysteries. She liked to stress the Aldens’ independence and resourcefulness and their solid New England devotion to using up and making do. The Aldens go about most of their adventures with as little adult supervision as possible—something else that delights young readers.”
“Watch. He is her dog. She took the thorn out of his foot.”
“Moore’s and stay, until the surprise comes.”
“of the boxcar and was just right for a step.”
“rolled the door shut, and then it really began to rain.”
“top of those. Violet filled her arms with brush”
“Why did it take the threat of dying to truly notice how exquisite a sunrise or sunset could be?”
“Our job in this lifetime is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it.”
“Why is it always such a surprise? thinks Toby. The moon. Even though we know it’s coming. Every time we see it, it makes us pause, and hush.”
“I’m going to start from the beginning. All I ask is that you don’t interrupt and you silently pray Luke returns with a milkshake quickly, because they make me happy. And you want to keep me happy.” -Lily”
“Jesus, I wish I could stop fucking crying. So gay, right?'
Hunter put a hand on his shoulder. 'Don't do that to yourself, Nick.”
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