- Damien chose his words carefully. I got the feeling he didn't want to fight with Basin, but the other family looked furious. He asked them what they wanted to know.
- "Everything," Basin seethed, "we want to know everything."
- Damien turned to Fuji's owners and asked if they wanted to know or if they wanted to leave. After a mere moment of consideration, Fuji's owners stayed. They seemed neither upset nor anxious about the events.