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The Cay

The Cay

by Theodore Taylor

The Cay Quotes

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Race Quotes

To Dr. King's dream,Which can only come trueIf the very young know and understand. (Dedication)

Friendship Quotes

I stole away down to the old fort with Henrik van Boven, my Dutch friend who was also eleven.I had played there many times with Henrik and other boys when we were a few years younger, imagining we...

Violence Quotes

Like silent, hungry sharks that swim in the darkness of the sea, the German submarines arrived in the middle of the night. (1.1)

Transformation Quotes

Some of the women cried at the sight of her, and I saw men, my father included, with tears in their eyes. It didn't seem possible that only a few hours before I had been standing on her deck. I was...

Man and the Natural World Quotes

Like silent, hungry sharks that swim in the darkness of the sea, the German submarines arrived in the middle of the night. (1.1)

Appearances Quotes

He crawled over toward me. His face couldn't have been blacker, or his teeth whiter. They made an alabaster trench in his mouth, and his pink-purple lips peeled back over them like the meat of a co...

Sacrifice Quotes

Contrasting Regions: Virginia and Curaçao Quotes

So when I woke up there was much excitement in the city, which looks like a part of old Holland, except that all the houses are painted in soft colors, pinks and greens and blues, and there are no...

Family Quotes

She seemed very nervous. But then she was often nervous. My mother was always afraid I'd fall off the sea wall, or tumble out of a tree, or cut myself with a pocketknife. Henrik's mother wasn't tha...
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