The God of Small Things
"Take mine!" Estha said quickly, not wanting Rahel to go near the [Orangedrink Lemondrink] man.
But Rahel had already started towards him. As she approached him, he smiled at her and something about that portable piano smile, something about the steady gaze in which he held her, made her shrink from him. It was the most hideous thing she had ever seen. She spun around to look at Estha.
She backed away from the hairy man.
Estha pressed his Parry's sweets into her hand and she felt his fever-hot fingers whose tips were as cold as death.
"'Bye, Mon," Uncle said to Estha. "I'll see you in Ayemenem sometime." (4.219-223)
Ammu said a grown-up's Hello to Margaret Kochamma and a children's Hell-oh to Sophie Mol. Rahel watched hawk-eyed to try and gauge how much Ammu loved Sophie Mol, but couldn't. (6.86)
That night in the lodge, Ammu sat up in the strange bed in the strange room in the strange town. She didn't know where she was, she recognized nothing around her. Only her fear was familiar. The faraway man inside her began to shout. This time the steely fist never loosened its grip. (7.49)