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1

"Hated those cones, which...

...kept them prisoner in the wood just as the snare held the rabbit" - Neil

2

"An icy...

...sweat of hatred" - Duror

3

"His stronghold...

...and sanctuary" - How Duror sees the wood

4

"Fortify his...

...sanity and hope"

5

Duror had "been repelled by...

...anything living that had an imperfection or deformity or lack"

6

"Duror was alone...

...in his obsession"

7

"Durors voice was as stripped...

...of emotion as a winter tree"

8

Calum "became like an animal...

...in danger with no way to escape"

9

Calum was "like a dog...

...in the presence of someone who has been cruel to it"

10

"Suddenly it was as if the burden...

...of misery was lifted from him" - Duror after he thinks Peggy is dead

11

"Calum flung himself...

...upon the deer, clasped it round the neck, and tried to comfort it"

12

"We're human beings...

...just like them" - Neil's view on the class divide - strong dislike

13

"For many years his life had been stunted...

...misshapen, obscene and hideous and this misbegotten creature was its personification" - Duror. Calum is the 'misbegotten creature'

14

"A destruction...

...an agony, a crucifixion" - How Duror wants to get rid of Calum

15

"Human beings are more...

...important than dogs"

16

"Walking away among the pine trees...

...with so infinite a desolation in his every step" - Duror after killing Calum and before committing suicide

17

"Though he smiled...

...he was dead" - Calum

18

"She could not pray...

...but she could weep; and as she wept pity and purified hope and joy welled up in her heart" - Lady Runcie-Campbell

19

"Feebleminded...

...hunchback" - Durors description of Calum

20

"But now the wood was...

...invaded and defiled" - Duror thinks this about the wood when Calum and Neil are in it

21

"Every minute had been a...

...purgatory of humiliation"

22

Describe the opening scene

"much sunshine"
"Homely"
"Branches as comfortable as chairs"
"Blue sky"
"A destroyer had steamed seawards"

23

"In the mood for...

...murder, rape or suicide" - Durors mental state going downhill

24

"He was as dependent on his brother as...

...if he was blind" - Calum dependent on Neil

25

"She's a good woman really...

...but she's got a code to live by" - Tulloch

26

"Overspreading tree of revulsion"

Overspreading - overwhelm him and affect others
Revulsion - powerful word of disgust

27

"He had waited...

...over an hour to see them pass" - Duror

28

"You told me yourself...

...never to be quiet if I saw injustice being done" - Roderick

29

What did Duror do to the deer?

"Cut its throat savagely"

30

"He was like a tree still straight, still showing green leaves, but underground death was creeping along the roots"

Duror after getting stuck in tree