"During the funeral, you never cried once. But after your parents were buried, you went to your room, locked the door, and wept bitterly. What you didn’t know was that your brother Quentin was in the room already. He caught you crying; you found that unforgivable. He saw a side of you you’d never allowed anyone to see. Perhaps that’s why you’ve always got on so badly."

Quentin-in-Petofi plays out this enormously clever and touching ruse to get in good with Judith; it is in its strange way the tenderest sibling scene they have ever shared. *sobs*