| Quote #4
Bruno was getting smaller by the second. I could see him shrinking...
Can you imagine this? Literally, can you picture it in your head? Creepy, right? Quentin Blake, the illustrator, probably had a wonderful time drawing this, and what he came up with is worth checking out.
| Quote #5
I am not myself any longer! (12.15)
This phrase is kind of an oxymoron, right? That means it doesn't really make any sense because it contradicts itself. If you say "I," you can't not be yourself anymore. That turns out to be exactly true for our narrator. He is himself, just in mouse form.
| Quote #6
Yes, I told myself, I don't think it is at all a bad thing to be a mouse. (13.7)
Our narrator handles his mouse transformation pretty stinkin' well. Can you imagine if you were turned into a mouse? How would you feel? Shmoop would not be very happy about it, unless of course, there were mice-sized keyboards so we could continue Shmooping.