"In the first forty days a boy had been with him."
"First, picture the forest."
— The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
"Academic study and the steady, mindful practice of religion slowly brought me back to life."
— Life of Pi by Yann Martel
"As a schoolboy, he was a promising student, a fair-minded and likable kid, without being terribly original."
— The Fourth Hand by John Irving
"One of them, approximately forty years old, dressed in a grey summer suit, was short, dark-haired, plump, bald, and carried his respectable fedora hat in his hand."