- While Cassia, Indie, and the boy from the village are running 26 miles to the Carving:
Indie: A marathon. That's what you call a run like this. I heard a story about it.Cassia: Can you tell it to me?Indie: You don't want to hear it.Cassia: I do. (Anything to keep my mind off how hard this is.)Indie: It was at the end of the world. A message had to be delivered. Someone ran to deliver it. Twenty-six miles. Like us. He made it. Gave the message.Cassia: And then they rewarded him? Did an air ship come down and save him?Indie: No. He delivered his message. Then he died.