The Sneetches and Other Stories Fear Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Story.Line)
For I have never been afraid / Of anything. Not very. (Scared.4-5)
When a statement like this appears at the beginning of a story, it falls under the category of Famous Last Words.
And then they moved! Those empty pants! / They kind of started jumping. / And then my heart, I must admit, / It kind of started thumping. (Scared.14-17)
Uncommon things tend to scare us because we aren't equipped to deal with them as easily as common things. Pants moving about without an owner inside definitely counts as uncommon.