The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley Quotes

Hannah Tinti
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When Loo was twelve years old her father taught her how to shoot a gun.”
-- Narrator (Hawley)

Importance: Loo has lived all of her life around guns; thus, being taught how to shoot properly is an important rite of passage in her life. It is also an action that ties Loo to her mother because Hawley had taught Lily to shoot just like he taught Loo.

Since her father’s outburst, the fishermen had told their kids to stay away from her, and she had grown strange, the way children will when set apart.”
-- Narrator (The Greasy Pole)

Importance: After Hawley was pushed to the point at which he felt he had to retaliate against fishermen who were trying to interfere with his livelihood, the torment was passed down to Loo. Loo never told her father that the children of the same men who had destroyed his equipment were focusing their hate on her.

Like those craters, Hawley...
-- Narrator (The Greasy Pole)

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