The Scarlet Ibis
The Scarlet Ibis Quotes
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Memory and the Past Quotes
The last graveyard flowers were blooming, and their smell drifted […] through every room of our house, speaking softly the names of our dead. (1.1)
Guilt and Blame Quotes
He was born when I was six and was, from the outset, a disappointment. (1.3)
"Mama, he smiled. He's all there! He's all there!" (1.5)
Of course, he wasn't crazy, crazy […] but was a nice crazy like someone you meet in your dreams. (1.3)
Man and the Natural World Quotes
[…] so I dragged him across the burning cotton field to share with him the only beauty I knew, Old Woman Swamp. (2.4)
She said he would live because he was born in a caul and cauls are made from Jesus' nightgown. (1.3)
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