- "Come on! You're Ender Wiggin. Don't tell me what eleven-year-old kids can do!"
- — Ender's Game, page 222
Ender in Exile
When he was 11, Abra went with Ender Wiggin, the governor of Shakespeare, to find a place where an arriving colony ship could land and colonize. During their travels, they came across the Formic's recreation of the Mind Game's "Fairyland". Ender knew what this was and meant, and briefly told Abra of its implications. Abra was concerned that this was a trap, and the Formics had made it in order to get back at him for killing off their species. Ender disregarded this and went into the tower where he had seen his brother Peter in the game. He told Abra to stay outside, and go get help if he did not come out for several hours. Hours later, he emerged later carrying a bundle that contained a Hive Queen cocoon. Abra asked Ender what he had found, to which Ender only stated "The answer". Abra and Ender went off in search of another colony location for the coming ship.