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The Boy Quotes

Eight of the best book quotes from The Boy
  1. #1
    “Weeks passed, and the little Rabbit grew very old and shabby, but the Boy loved him just as much. He loved him so hard that he loved all his whiskers off, and the pink lining to his ears turned grey, and his brown spots faded. He even began to lose his shape, and he scarcely looked like a rabbit any more, except to the Boy. To him he was always beautiful, and that was all that the little Rabbit cared about. He didn’t mind how he looked to other people, because the nursery magic had made him Real, and when you are Real shabbiness doesn’t matter.”
  2. #2
    “One of them was brown all over, but the other had strange markings under his fur, as though long ago he had been spotted, and the spots still showed through. And about his little soft nose and his round black eyes there was something familiar, so that the Boy thought to himself:
    ‘Why, he looks just like my old Bunny that was lost when I had scarlet fever!’
    But he never knew that it really was his own Bunny, come back to look at the child who had first helped him to be Real.”
  3. #3
    ″‘He doesn’t smell right!’ he exclaimed. ‘He isn’t a rabbit at all! He isn’t real!’
    ‘I am Real!’ said the little Rabbit. ‘I am Real! The Boy said so!’ And he nearly began to cry.”
  4. #4
    “For at least two hours the Boy loved him, and then Aunts and Uncles came to dinner, and there was a great rustling of tissue paper and unwrapping of parcels, and in the excitement of looking at all the new presents the Velveteen Rabbit was forgotten.”
  5. #5
    “He took the Velveteen Rabbit with him, and before he wandered off to pick flowers, or play at brigands among the trees, he always made the Rabbit a little nest somewhere among the bracken, where he would be quite cosy, for he was a kind-hearted little boy and he liked Bunny to be comfortable.”
  6. #6
    “It was a long weary time, for the Boy was too ill to play, and the little Rabbit found it rather dull with nothing to do all day long. But he snuggled down patiently, and looked forward to the time when the Boy should be well again, and they would go out in the garden amongst the flowers and the butterflies and play splendid games in the raspberry thicket like they used to.”
  7. #7
    “But very soon he grew to like it, for the Boy used to talk to him, and made nice tunnels for him under the bedclothes that he said were like the burrows the real rabbits lived in.”
  8. #8
    “And then later in the darkness:
    [The Boy:] Can I ask you something?
    [The Man:] Yes. Of course you can.
    [The Boy:] What would you do if I died?
    [The Man:] If you died I would want to die too.
    [The Boy:] So you could be with me?
    [The Man:] Yes. So I could be with you.
    [The Boy:] Okay. ”

Books by Margery Williams

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The Velveteen Rabbit book
Sarah Massini, Margery Williams
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