I was drenched; anybody could see it was time to come in out of the rain.
Gene at Devon 15 years later.
"If I do it , you're all going to do it, aren't you?"
Finny and Gene jump out of the tree for the first time.
"I wore this , you see because it goes with the shirt and it all ties in together - I didn't mean that to be a pun, I don't think they're very funny, especially in polite company, do you?"
"That's probably the strangest tribute this school has had in one hundred and sixty years."
Mr. and Mrs. Patch-Withers
Tea at the Patch-Withers'.
"We'll call it blitzkrieg ball."
"Or just blitzball, yes, blitzball."
Creation of Blitzball.
"I hope you're having a pretty good time here. I know I kind of dragged you away at the point of a gun, but after all you can't come to the shore with just anybody, and at this teen-age period in life the proper person is your best pal, which is what you are."
Gene and Finny go to the beach.
That explained blitzball, that explained the nightly meetings of the Super Suicide Society, that explained his insistence that I share all his diversions. It was all cold trickery, it was all calculated, it was all enmity.