"124 was spiteful. Full of baby's venom. The women in the house knew it and so did the children."
"I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allan Poe; nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie ectoplasms. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids—...
"You better not never tell nobody but God. It'd kill your mammy."
"Brrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinng! An alarm clock clanged in the dark and silent room."
"Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board."
"The North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance agent promised to fly from Mercy to the other side of Lake Superior at three o'clock."
"Everyone had always said that John would be a preacher when he grew up, just like his father."
"Sth, I know that woman."
"In that place, where they tore the nightshade and blackberry patches from the roots to make room for the Medallion City Golf Course, there was once a neighborhood."