| Quote #1
There I was, inside the house,
While the inner-arguing may just be beginning, this hunch shows the kid has the nerve to at least get that far. Don't short-change him; that's perseverance.
| Quote #2
"If you don't, you are a donter.
The small, inner voice of doubt is represented in the book by a giant, pointing hand. The boy could have easily quit right here, but does he? We still have over half the book to go, so let's hope not.
| Quote #3
I followed [that Nowhere Hunch] in circles
Okay, so things didn't go exactly as the boy planned, but following the Nowhere Hunch round and round (like a record baby, right round) sure does reek of perseverance to us.