Nicholas is sick today. He has taken to pondering lately. He wonders why there are mosquitoes and hurricanes and hornets--why "bad things" in general.
Nicholas: "It all started with misbehaving. If Adam and Eve hadn't disobeyed God, we'd never get sick and we wouldn't have bad bugs..."
Pause for musing. And then the closing thought:
"You'd think if you had the whole perfect world to yourself, with no one to bother you, you could behave better than that."