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Quotes

Quote #1

Minutes later, they were receding across the causeway, smaller and smaller figures in the immensity and wideness of marsh and sky… (5.15)

Even though Keckwick is a tight-lipped kind of fellow, it must still be hard on Arthur to see him go. He's another normal living soul, after all.

Quote #2

But for today I had had enough. Enough of solitude and no sound save the water and the moaning wind and the melancholy calls of the birds, enough of monotonous grayness, enough of this gloomy old house. (5.39)

The empty and lonely surroundings at Eel Marsh House are starting to get to Arthur. Guess that's what happens when you're wandering around an ancient burial plot by yourself.

Quote #3

Behind me, out on the marshes, all was still and silent; save for that movement of the water, the pony and trap might never have existed. (6.9)

Talk about the setting having an effect on a narrator. The marshy, creepy goodness of Eel Marsh House adds to the tension that we feel as Arthur goes exploring.

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