- Damien placed a hand on Hannah's arm and pleaded with her. "We can protect your Mama," he said. "You must show us the way out. We cannot live this way. Nu-reeh tortures her with our seed. It is not right."
- Hannah shook her head sadly and met my eyes as she spoke.
- "You do not know the beasts that exist beyond these mountains, Daddy. This world is fierce and wild. I do not doubt your strength, but you are without knowledge. Give me time to find a place that Mama will be safe. We need time to build larger settlements. I swear to you I will take you away, but right now I cannot."