The Used-Boy Raisers Quotes

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Ha-ha, said Livid, dripping coffee on his pajama legs. You'll never guess whom I met up with, Faith.
-- Livid (The Used-Boy Raisers paragraph 4)

Importance: This quote introduces the nature of Livid's personality. Though Livid's alias already gives the reader an idea as to what he is like, the spilled coffee emphasizes Livid's excitement and lack of tact.

He pushed his eggs aside finally and remembered Clifford. A mystery wrapped in an enigma.
-- Faith (Narrator) (The Used-Boy Raisers paragraph 6)

Importance: This quote highlights Paley's use of hyperbole. The imagery of a mystery being enveloped in an enigma gives the reader the understanding that Clifford's personality is beyond anybody's comprehension. This foreshadows events in the next story, because Faith thinks she knows Clifford's personality, but she is gravely mistaken by the end of the story.

They touched Livid, tickled him, unbuttoned his pajama top, whistled at the several gray hairs coloring his chest.
-- Faith (Narrator) (The Used-Boy Raisers paragraph 10)

Importance: This quote shows that the children do not fear growing older. Since...

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