"A colonial mansion, a hereditary estate, Iwould say a haunted house, and reach the heightof romantic felicity -- but that would be askingtoo much of fate!" (1)
"Out of another I get a lovely view of thebay and a little private wharf belonging to theestate. There is a beautiful shaded lane that runsdown there from the house. I always fancy I seepeople walking in these numerous paths andarbors, but John has cautioned me not to giveway to fancy in the least" (3).
"It is a big, airy room, the whole floor nearly, with windows that look all ways, and air and sunshine galore. It was nursery first and then playroom and gymnasium, I should judge; for the windows are barred for little children, and there are rings and things in the walls" (2).
"There was some legal trouble, I believe,something about the heirs and coheirs; anyhow,the place has been empty for years.That spoils my ghostliness, I am afraid,but I don't care -- there is something strange about the house -- I can feel it" (1).
"I don't like to look out of the windows even -- there are so many of those creeping women, and they creep so fast.I wonder if they all come out of that wall-paper as I did" (9).
"I've got out at last, in spite ofyou and Jane. And I've pulled off most of thepaper, so you can't put me back!"
"What is the matter? For God's sake, what are you doing!"