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1. Phineas: “He opened his green eyes wide and only the smirk on his mouth with its droll, slightly protruding upper lip reassured us that he wasn’t completely goofy” (page 14) 2. “Devon is sometimes considered the most beautiful school in New England…” (page 12) “…that was my sarcastic summer, 1942” (page 15) 3. “I went back to the Devon School not long ago, and found it looking oddly newer than when I was a student there fifteen years before. It seemed more sedate than I remembered it, more perpendicular and strait-laced, with narrower windows and shinier woodwork as though a coat of varnish had been put over everything for better preservation. But of course, fifteen years before there had been a war going on. Perhaps the school wasn’t as well kept up in those days; perhaps varnish, along with everything else, had gone to war.” (page 1) 4. Phineas: “Let’s go, you and me,” he called. A new idea struck him. “We’ll go together, a double jump! Neat, eh?” None of this mattered now; I would have listlessly agreed to anything. He started up the wooden rungs and I began climbing behind, up to the limb high over the bank.” (page 59) 5. “…I jounced the limb. Finny, his balance gone, swung his head around to look at me for an instant with extreme interest, and then he tumbled sideways, broke through the little
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