O’Brien: The Great Secret

“Oof, Miro,” she scolds him, “Marija was lucky to catch you.”

“I caught her!” he declares in the gruff emphatic voice that is the tone he uses when making a silly joke.

“Yes, yes, that’s right. Marija knew the great secret of all good marriages. You must chase a boy in such a way that when you have caught him, he will think he has caught you!”

– Michael O’Brien, Island of the World (p. 41)

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