A normally quiet kid, Gabriel knew him to be a genuinely curious person. The third complete sentence on page 82 from The River by Michael Neale
(Since I misread the page number, I thought I should post based on the correct one!)
I am a normally quiet person and genuinely curious. Certainly I can voice my opinion under certain conditions, but most of the time I prefer to defer. I have a cautious curiousity. I reserve exploration for scholarly pursuits and nature walks. But, if no one is looking, I might even surprise myself by standing at the edge of a cliff and singing a duet with my echo.