"'You're a big boy now, almost six. You know I have to work'"(Farmer 5).
"'Take me with you'"(Farmer 5).
"'You must stay hidden in the nest like a good little mouse. There are hawks out there that eat little mice.'"(Farmer 5).
"'I'm not a mouse'" (Farmer 5).
The setting of the small house has an impact on the plot because if it was a bigger house Matt probably would have been discovered a lot sooner. The small house impacts Matt because the house keeps Matt alone for pretty much all day. It affects Celia because she has to deal with a bored 6 year old when she comes home from a long day at work. The mood of the house is happy sometimes but angry and sad at other times. Its happy for Matt when Celia is there but sad and angry when she is not there.