"But he never got around to that, either, and Brian and I watched, the hole for the Glass Castle's foundation slowly filled with garbage." "Brian, who had read that primitive warriors...hung Rufus by its tail..."
"...we now had a weird-looking half-finished patched job-- one that announced to the world that the people who inside the house wanted to fix it up but lacked the gumption to get the work done."
"...I played football with the boys, who would waive their guys-only rule and let me join a team if they were short a player."
"We ain't use to getting visitors."
"When the oldest boy found their dad's old's pump-action shotgun under their mom's, he decided to get in some target practice on Brian and me, firing buckshot at us as we ran for our lives through the woods."
"One night I saw a car pull up in front of the pastor house and blink its headlights twice."