"Boy listened to Planta in the next room, searching for any sign of a forced entry, any irregularities among the contents of his desk, and smiled to himself. He wouldn't find any because there weren't any to find. He had seen to that. Made certain of it. "Silly cock," he whispered, but without malice. No one caught Boy Tirrell twice. No one."
Doesn't that just make you want to read more? I loved all of Tirrell's impressive talents, his quiet but strong presence, and definitely the surprises that went along with him.