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[the King, completely drunk and furious, catches Mike and Bobby watching TV late at night
] The King
] Hey! What are ya doin' up? Go to bed! Go to bed! The King
: [to Bobby
] Not you! Mike
: Yeah, but... The King
: [cuts Mike off
] Bobby, come here! Mikey, you go to bed. Bobby, you come here! Mike
: But I wanna stay... The King
: [cuts him off again
] GO TO BED! Come here, Bobby. Come HERE! Come here.
[the King grabs and pulls Bobby towards him potentially to abuse him; Shane, the family dog, growls whilst Mikey cries
] The King
] What did I tell ya? What did I tell ya? Why don't you listen to me? Why don't ever listen to what I TELL YOU TO DO? GET TO BED, YOU LITTLE SON-OF-A-BITCH!
[a few minutes later, Bobby, in tears, walks into the room
: [to Mike
] We can't stay up so late anymore.
: From that moment on, I realized Bobby was my responsibility.
: There are seven lost secret fascinations and abilities. They are that: animals can talk; your favorite blanket is woven from a fabric so mighty, that once pulled over your head, it becomes an impenetrable force field, nothing is too heavy to lift with the aid of a cape; your hand, held forefinger out and thumb up, actually fires bullets; jumping from any height with an umbrella is completely safe; monsters exist and can be both seen an done battle with; and the greatest, most special and regrettable loss of all: the ability to fly.
: [When the bullies showed up
] We knew we were dead instantly,the way you always know you're in for it when bigger kids show up. It's a sixth sense you never lose.
: [on getting the idea to sell golf balls
] It was money, I didn't know how it would help but I knew we were better off if we had some than if we didn't.
: We called him 'The king', because... that's what he liked to be called.
: Dad, he promised to let me play with it, now he says he didn't and he won't. Older Mike
: Did you promise?
[other son nods
] Older Mike
: Well, you can't just say, "I promise," then forget about it. "I promise" are the most important words you'll ever say... well almost the most important words you'll ever say.
: History is all in the mind of the teller. Truth is all in the telling.