"Young fellow," he said, speaking in a deep, slow, scornful voice, "I have never been a pest in my life. I am a musician."
"'Young fellow,' he said, speaking in a deep, slow, scornful voice, 'I have never been a pest in my life. I am a musician.'" James and the Giant Peach
The Old-Green-Grasshopper is a wise old creature who feels that his musical skills are unappreciated inside the Giant Peach, but he takes a liking to young James Henry Trotter and keeps a fatherly eye on him throughout the story.
Roald Dahl's original story of James and the Giant Peach was first published in 1961. In 1996, an animated film adaptation of the story was released, with Simon Callow voicing the character of The Old-Green-Grasshopper.
There are a whole lot of things in this world of ours you haven't started wondering about yet.
Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach