[Mr. Pignati:] "She used to keep the house so clean," Mr. Pignati muttered, lowering his head.
I [Lorraine] squirmed slightly.
[Lorraine:] We really went to work on the house and fixed it up better than ever before. The only room we didn't touch was the one with the pigs in it. There was something almost religious about that room, as though it contained a spirit that belonged only to Mr. Pignati, and it was best left alone. (12)
[Jane Appling:] "Saaaaaay, this is a nice house. Whose is it?" That's the kind of mind Jane has.
"My uncle's," I [John] told her, with just enough hesitation so she'd know I was lying. There's no point in having a house unless kids wonder how you got it. (13)