"i saw it happen but it isn't true, it can't be. he was always so gentle. If you'd seen him playing with the children, you would've known that there wasn't any bad in him."
"she turned from her father. just overnight. he come in and she got scared- looking, stiff, with her eyes wide. and then she begun to cry and try to hide behind me. she didn't yet talk plain but she was saying over and over again make it go away! make it go away!."
"i saw the changing. in his feet, it was, first. they got long, each foot got longer, stretching out and the foot getting long, and fleshy, and white. and no hair on them."