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“I looked at her and tried to speak, but all I could think about was how shocked she'd be if I said what I was thinking.”
John Grisham, A Painted House
“I was tired of secrets, tired of seeing things I was not supposed to see. And so I just cried.”
John Grisham, A Painted House
“Once again, I was reminded that Tally was the prettiest girl I'd ever met, and when she smiled at me my mind went blank. Once you've seen a pretty girl naked, you feel a certain attachment to her.”
John Grisham, A Painted House
“Ricky had taught me a few cuss words. I usually practiced them in the woods by the river, then prayed for forgiveness as soon as I was done.”
John Grisham, A Painted House
“I was on the verge of tears, so I turned and ran past the trailer and along the field road until I was safely out of their sight. Then I ducked into the cotton and waited for friendly voices. I sat on the hot ground, surrounded by stalks four feet tall, and I cried, something I really hated to do.”
John Grisham, A Painted House
“Once again I had asked an innocent question, and because of it, I was banished from the conversation.”
John Grisham, A Painted House
“Once you've seen a pretty girl naked, you feel a certain attachment to her.”
John Grisham, A Painted House
“The sky had cleared, and now the sun was overhead, already baking the wet ground so that you could see the humidity drifting lazily above the cotton stalks.”
John Grisham, A Painted House
“I was hurting, too. How could she have done such a terrible thing? She was my friend. She treated me like a confidant, and she protected me like a big sister. I loved Tally, and now she had run off with a vicious killer.”
John Grisham, A Painted House
“How often would I have the chance to see a pretty girl bathing? I could recall no specific prohibition from the church or the Scriptures, though I knew it was wrong. But maybe it wasn't terribly sinful.”
John Grisham, A Painted House
“In little pockets of conversation, old men were telling stories of ancient floods. Women were talking of about how much rain there'd been in other towns -- Paragould, Lepanto, and Manila.”
John Grisham, A Painted House
“I had never seen a woman's breasts before, and I doubted if any seven-year-old boy in Craighead County had. Maybe some kid had stumbled upon his mother, but I was certain no boy my age had never had this view.”
John Grisham, A Painted House
“I wished i were seven feet tall. I'd hop up there and attack ol' Samson while the crowd went wild. I'd whip him good, send him flying, and become the biggest hero in Black Oak. But, for now, I could only boo him.”
John Grisham, A Painted House

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