The man that sells Christine to Arnie is named Roland D. LeBay.
'Well, you should have said so,' the old guy told Arnie. He stuck out his hand and Arnie took it. 'LeBay's the name. Roland D. LeBay. US Army, retired.'
- Part 1 / Chapter 1
"There will be water if God wills it" is a phrase used often by Roland throughout the Dark Tower series.
"But so many things could happen to you in between! Accidents, sickness, disease-" Dussander shrugged. "There will be water if God wills it, and we will find it if God wills it, and we will drink it if God wills it."
- Apt Pupil / Chapter 12
The man who saves Mike in 1408 is named Dearborn. In Mejis, Roland was known as Will Dearborn.
Rufus Dearborn, who was staying that night in room 1414, up near the elevators, was a salesman for the Singer Sewing Machine Company, in town from Texas to talk about moving up to an executive position.
- 1408 / Chapter III
Mention of Dearborn Avenue (Roland went by Will Dearborn in Wizard and Glass).
'Good. Get off at the corner of Dearborn and Elk, then walk up Elk two blocks
or maybe it's three, I can't remember for sure. Anyway, you'll come to Durham Avenue. You'll want to make a left. It's about four blocks up, but they're short blocks. A big white frame house. I'd tell you it looks like it needs to be painted, but they might have gotten around to that by now. Can you remember all that?'
- Part II: The Kindness of Strangers / Chapter 3
Edgar insists on painting alone even though it seems dangerous and jokingly likens himself to a certain lone wolf.
“I’m not sure this will work otherwise,” I said. “Think of me as a gunslinger of the art world. I paint alone, podner.”
- Part 14 / Chapter 11