“‘Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents,’ grumbled Norridgewock, lying on the rug.”

“O Narraguagus, Narraguagus! Wherefore art thou Narraguagus?”

“The name’s Bangor. Piscataquis Bangor, 007.”


“If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that Androscoggin Oquossoc kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.”

“Alas, poor Passagassawaukeag! I knew him, Mattawamkeag.”

“Call me Isle au Haut.”