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"Why was it funny? Was it because it was so wonderful to discover something on this island that was free – something unproscribed by God, Moses, or the Methodist conference? We could talk to cats any way we pleased."
-- Narrator (chapter 7 paragraph 1)

Importance: In this quote, Louise first begins to bond with the Captain over Cal's shocked response to the Captain's cursing. Louise found the whole incident hilarious because it was her first interaction with another person on the island who didn't adhere 100% to biblical rules. The Captain breaks one of the ten commandments by cursing, and it's not the end of the world.

"There was something about the thought of God being with me that made me feel more alone than ever. It was like being with Caroline."
-- Narrator (chapter 3 paragraph 2)

Importance: In this quote, Louise first begins to lament her lost relationship with God. In the comparison to the biblical Jacob and Esau, Caroline is the beloved...

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