- The letters unnerved me. If we did what the girls asked us to do and the men reported to the General, there was no telling how we would suffer. I begged Damien not to do it. Perhaps he could just save Tyle's family and then be done with this.
- "We will protect you," Damien assured me, "and we will be careful. This is something we must do, though."
- "You don't understand," I begged in a plaintive voice. "I saw a man like Evan. He was a free man. They had cut-his-hair. It was awful and I think he was almost broken. I couldn't bear it if that happened to you all."