Something Wicked This Way Comes
First of all, it was October, a rare month for boys. Not that all months aren't rare. But there be bad and good, as the pirates say. Take September, a bad month: school begins. Consider August, a good month, school hasn't begun yet. July, well, July's really fine: there's no chance in the world for school. (Prologue.1)
It was always a surprise – that old man, his work, his name.
That's Charles William Halloway, thought Will, not grandfather, not far-wandering, ancient uncle, as some might think, but…my father. (2.20-2.21)
Watching the boys vanish away, Charles Halloway suppressed a sudden urge to run with them, make the pack. He knew what the wind was doing to them, where it was taking them, to all the secret places that were never so secret again in life. (3.1)