* HoYay: Roommates Big Sam and Little Sam act an awful lot like an old married couple, and when [[spoiler:they have a fight]] and a rumour spreads that Little Sam is dating the Widow Terlizzick, Big Sam gets very jealous, though he ''says'' that [[{{Tsundere}} he won't miss Little Sam one bit, no siree]].
-->When [Big Sam] was observed standing on a rock, waving his short arms wildly in the air, it was a safe bet that he was [...] abusing the Widow Terlizzick. She was, he told the world, a hooded cobra, a big fat slob, a rapacious female animal and a tigress. He professed profound pity for Little Sam. The poor fellow little dreamed what he was in for.
* ValuesDissonance: The last sentence of the books leaves a sour taste in the mouths of modern readers.