1. "Chrissie tried all the chairs, the armchairs, the high chairs, the spindle-back chairs, Is that apple wood, is that tulip wood, is that rosewood, Pascal? People pitying her with her limp, in a yellow summery dress with a wide green sash as if she was entering a dance competition. Remarking on the holly to be so rich with berries, she said a good crop of berries always meant an addition to the family,"
- Edna O'Brien, The Light of Evening