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Quote 1 This was the tree and it seemed to me standing there to resemble those men the giants of your childhood whom you encounter years later and find that they are not merely smaller in relation to your growth but that they areshrunken by agefor the old giants have become pigmies while you were looking the other way Chapter 1 pg 6 Quote 2 Nothing endures not a tree not love not even a death by violence Changed I headed back through the mud I was drenched anybody could see it was time to come in out of the rain Chapter 1 pg 6 Quote 3 The tree tremendous an irate steely black steeple beside the river Chapter 1 pg 6 Quote 4 What was I doing up here anyway Why did I let Finny talk me into stupid things like this Was he getting some kind of hold over me Chapter 1 pg 9 Quote 5 I think we reminded them of what peace was like we boys of sixteenWe were careless and wild and I suppose we could be thought of as a sign of the life the war was being fought to preserveWe reminded them of what peace was like of lives which were not bound up with destruction Phineas was the essence of this careless peace Chapter 2 pp 16-17 Quote 6 Finny could get away with anything I couldnt help envying him that a little which was perfectly normal There was no harm in envying even your best friend a little Chapter 2 pg 18 Quote 7 Between the buildings elms curved so high that you ceased to remember their heightan untouched unreachable world high in space like the ornamental towers and spires of a great churchWe seemed to be playing on the tame fringe of the last and greatest wildernessBombs in Central Europe were completely unreal to us here Chapter
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