"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."
"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. "
"Miss Hepplewhite looked pained. 'Miss Peck,' she said at last, 'a young lady should never, ever, under any circumstances whatsoever, run. Should you find yourself in a situation where you are at risk, it is always preferable to faint.' "
“Sophie lay down next to him, the crossbow beside her. 'Planning to use that?' 'Only if we’re threatened.' She had a plucky, defiant look on her face that made respect well up inside him. 'Do you know how?' he goaded her. 'Yes, I do.'"
"Was she guarded? Wasn't it wise to be guarded? 'I don't want to get my heart broken. I only have one heart you know.' But it wasn't that. She was willing enough to risk her heart. But she wasn't yet willing to sacrifice the children who depended on her for food."