Never had this woman, who was such a fateful influence in his life, aroused such love in his breast, such new and unknown feeling, surprising even to himself, a feeling tender to devoutness, to self-effacement before her!
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Although she is shy and self-effacing, she is fiercely competitive.
Finnick’s real charms of self-effacing humor and an easygoing nature are on display for the first time.