Never Let Me Go: Two faced -Tommy D. (Beginning of the novel (Angry ("…
Never Let Me Go: Two faced -Tommy D.
Beginning of the novel
"Then he began to scream and shout, a nonsensical jumble of swear words
"He was just raving,
flinging his limbs about, at the sky, at the wind, at the nearest fence post."
"My own memory of it is
that Tommy was always known for his temper..."
"Ruth put an arm around my shoulders as we walked away. “At least you got
him to pipe down,” she said. “Are you okay? Mad animal.”"
"Then everyone was talking at once, about how Tommy never even tried to be
"“But we have been taught about all that,” I said. “I wonder what she meant.
Does she think there are things we haven't been told yet?”"
"The two captains who emerged were from Senior 3,
though everyone knew Tommy was a better player than any of that year."
"...but Tommy, in his excitement, seemed
already to be going full pelt."
"Anyway, he did his elephant, which was exactly the sort of picture a kid three
years younger might have done."
" “Bending it at all's really dangerous.”
The next day I could see Tommy going about with his arm held out very
rigidly and looking worried."
"It took him no more than twenty minutes
and it got a laugh..."
End of the Novel
standing there while I turned the thing round. Then as I pulled away, he
smiled and waved."
"I'd cooled down by then and so had he, and
we were able to have a better conversation about it."
"Tommy and I, we didn't do any big farewell number that day."
"Tommy was silent all the way to the car. Then he did a little laugh..."
"“Ruth wanted that other thing for us,” Tommy said. “She wouldn't necessarily
have wanted you to be my carer through this last bit.”"
"“You sure you won't get into trouble? Always driving out to places you're not
supposed to be?”"
"Then I realised he too had his arms around me."
"Tommy and I both helped her through."
"“But all this rushing about you do. All this getting exhausted and being by
yourself. I've been watching you. It's wearing you out.""
"But Tommy was already handing it back to me. Then without another word
he marched past me off towards the main house."
""Tommy looked worried–Christopher being someone he looked up to in those
days–and asked what he meant.""
"...something between Miss Lucy and Tommy
that had left him upset and disorientated."
"...when Ruth and Tommy
split up and it all got confused."
"I glanced at him and felt my rotten mood evaporating. “I never knew that,
Tommy. That was really sweet of you.”"
"“Tommy, you look so stupid, laughing like that! If you want to pretend you're
happy, you don't do it that way!""
"“You weren't doing it for kicks. I could tell, just like I can now.""
"Then he said at one point: “Like I said, Kath, Ruth doesn't know about the
"Tommy, by contrast, didn't seem to
be experiencing any difficulty, though there was a hint of a limp in his gait."