"The smell was distinct, strong, but under its pungency she detected the rosewater fragrance which made the bulb particularly powerful,"(111).
"Estrella slammed the crowbar down on the desk, shattering the school pictures of the nurse's children, sending the pencils flying to the floor, and breaking the porcelain cat with the nurse's cap into pieces,"(149).
"Then she lifted her arms, her palms up and then spread them wide and the twins watched as she stepped forward and the glass doors split open before her as if obeying her command,"(156).
"The head of Jesucristo broke from His neck and when His eyes stared up at her like pools of dark ominous water, she felt a wave of anger swelling against her chest,"(167).
"Not far from the cooking pit, from the unpaved road, she saw Perfecto hide his face with his hands, and his shoulder trembled as if he were crying,"(169).
"She was stunned by the diamonds. The sparkle of the stars cut the night-almost violently sharp. Estrella braced her fingers over the rim of the door frame, then heaved herself up into the panorama of the skies as if she were climbing out of a box,"(175).