“It’s better to be tough than strong, better to be clever than intelligent,” Knight said. “I was tough and clever.” (The Stranger in the Woods, Chapter 12) Photo Credit: Lawrence Public Library
His lips were pulled into a downturned scowl. His eyes did not rise to meet mine. Rarely in my life have I witnessed someone less pleased to see me. (The Stranger in the Woods, Chapter 9) Photo Credit: Maine State Police
One family named him the Mountain Man, but that frightened their children, so they changed it to the Hungry Man. Most people, including the police, referred to the intruder simply as the hermit. (The Stranger in the Woods, Chapter 5) Photo Credit: Debbie...
The mash of trees and shrubs was so dense the forest held its own humidity, enough to promptly fog a pair of eyeglasses. (Chapter 10)
He could defeat all but the most fortified bolts with the perfect little jiggle of just the right tool, less about muscle and more like Houdini. (Chapter 15) Photo Credit: Jennifer Smith-Mayo
“I lost grasp of time,” Knight said. “Years were meaningless. I measured time by the season and moon. The moon was the minute hand, the seasons the hour hand.” (Chapter 22)