- The final chapter of The Black Unicorn, particularly the last line: 'Some of them passed it on.'
- The Tangle Box, after Ben, Strabo, and Nightshade recover their memories of who they are. The witch's genuine pain, rage, and suffering were absolutely heart-breaking to read.
- Witches' Brew, when Abernathy realized the only way he and Questor would get back home was if he allowed the wizard to turn him back into a dog again. The very simple, direct, resigned way he 'closed his eyes, felt the change, and let the magic take him' was so brave, and also so very sad.
- The reason Willow is so terrified of Ardsheals.
Tear Jerker / Magic Kingdom of Landover