"Smalls and the rest of the crew were taking a big risk... No person had ever done this before. They would pass by armed forts, where soldiers were on alert. They would risk their lives, all for the chance to be free."
"When the going gets tough, the tough get going!"
"The stars are so high in the sky that I imagine the angels themselves are holding them up and that this must be a miracle. "
"Dear Ma and Ba, I'm going to the Never-Ending Mountain to ask the Old Man of the Moon how I can change our fortune, but don't worry, I will be fine. When I come back we will be able to fill our house with gold and jade. Love, your obedient daughter, Minli"