“Whom do you mean by ‘he’?” “Peter Quint—you devil!”
No; it was a big, ugly, antique, but convenient house, embodying a few features of a building still older, half replaced and half utilized, in which I had the fancy of our being almost as lost as a handful of passengers in a great drifting ship. Well, I was, strangely, at the helm
"Suddenly, in these circumstances, I became aware that, on the other side of the Sea of Azof, we had an interested spectator…My heart had stood still for an instant with the wonder and terror of the question whether she too would see; and I held my breath while I waited for what a cry from her, what some sudden innocent sign either of interest or of alarm, would tell me. I waited, but nothing came…"
"Another person – this time; but a figure of quite as unmistakable horror and evil: a woman in black, pale and dreadful – with such an air also, and such a face! – on the other side of the lake. I was there with the child – quiet for the hour; and in the midst of it she came."
shee felt my discrimination. "I daresay I was wrong. But, really, I was afraid." "Afraid of what?" "Of things that man could do. Quint was so clever – he was so deep."
The Children's Uncle
“That she should never trouble him—but never, never: neither appeal nor complain nor write about anything; only meet all questions herself, receive all moneys from his solicitor, take the whole thing over and let him alone."(pg.11)
character traits hound/ a devil in disguise
Character Traits: Mysterious, bold, gay, kind and pleasant Physical Appearance: Handsome, fashionable and charming appearance. Relationship With Others: Boss of the governess and Mrs. Gross. Ex Boss of Ms. Jessel and Peter Quint. Uncle of Miles and Flora. Background: He is from a wealthy background. His military brother died in India leaving the children in his care.