''I looked up and saw Mrs. Shears running toward me from the patio. She was wearing pajamas and a housecoat. Her toenails were painted bright pink and she had no shoes on. She was shouting, '' what in fucks name have you done to my dog?'''' pg 4
''I thought about this for a while and said ''Do you mean that they were doing sex?'' And Mrs. Alexander said, yes christopher that is what I mean'' pg. 60
''I decided that I would wait until father was out of the house. Then I would go to the cupboard in his bedroom and look at the other letters and see who they were from and what they said'' pg. 99
''And he said ''I killed Wellington, Christopher''. I wondered if this was a joke, and when people tell jokes they don't mean what they say.'' pg 120
"'I went out through the garden gate and made sure there wasn't anyone watching, and then I started walking toward the school because that was a direction I knew, and when I got to the school I could ask Siobhan where the train station was.''
''So I stood up and said, ''You weren't in, so I waited for you''. And mother said ''Chrsitopher''. And Mr. Shears said, ''what?'' And mother put her arms around me and said, ''Christopher, Christopher, Christopher.'' pg 191