Quote by Virginia Woolf
The taste for books was an early one. As a child he was sometimes found at midnight by a page still reading. They took his taper away, and he bred glow-worms to serve his purpose. They took the glow-worms away and he almost burnt the house down with a tinder.
This quote showcases the protagonist's insatiable love for books since an early age. Despite attempts by others to limit his late-night reading habits, he finds creative ways to continue indulging in his passion, from using glow-worms as a light source to almost setting the house on fire with a tinder. The quote highlights his relentless pursuit of knowledge and his willingness to go to extreme lengths to satisfy his desire for reading.