| Quote #10
He [The Boy] slept close to his father that night and held him but when he woke in the morning his father was cold and stiff. He sat there a long time weeping and then he got up and walked out through the woods to the road. When he came back he knelt beside his father and held his cold hand and said his name over and over again. (385.1)
We find The Boy's response to his father's death is touching. He remembers and commemorates his father simply by repeating his name "over and over again." This, of course, has a special resonance in the story because none of the characters are named.