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Police captain: [after The Bat has committed a daring crime under the noses of the police] Get me Detective Anderson! No cheap crook is going to make a monkey out of me and get away with it!

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Lizzie Allen: [in terror] The Bat!

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Cornelia van Gorder: Now what on Earth are you doing?

Lizzie Allen: I'm setting a bear trap for the Bat, incase he decides to come flying around here.

[throws a trap on a chain out the window]

Lizzie Allen: And I've got the other end fastened to the bed.

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Cornelia van Gorder: Who did that?

The Caretaker: I don't know... this house gets on my nerves, they won't let me sleep.

Lizzie Allen: Don't trust him, caretaker means servant... Bat!

Cornelia van Gorder: Who won't let you sleep?

The Caretaker: The ghosts... he slams doors, and there's no one there to slam them... he opens windows, and I can't see nothing... he rolls things down the stairs, and there's no one there to make them roll... that ain't all, he whispers to me, from behind the wall.

[a loud scream is heard]

The Caretaker: Listen, he's here again... stay here long enough, you'll see.

Lizzie Allen: Let's go back to the city.

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Lizzie Allen: That new gardener, I don't like his looks, suppose'n he's the Bat?

Cornelia van Gorder: I know he's not a gardener, because uticaria is hives, rubeola is measles, and alopecia is baldness.

Lizzie Allen: And knowing all this, you're going to let him stay here?

Cornelia van Gorder: I will, until I find out why my niece brought him here.

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Detective Anderson: Did you do much looking around?

Detective Jones: Did I? That's just what I was doing when somebody socked me with a piano.

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Dale Van Gorder: We didn't mean to fool you, auntie.

Cornelia van Gorder: You didn't... gardeners don't have manicured fingernails.

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Cornelia van Gorder: We'll get to the bottom of this. I've sent for detectives.

The Caretaker: Detectives won't do no good. The entire police force won't do no good.

[nervous laugh]

The Caretaker: They can't stop ghosts.

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Dr. Venner: You should persuade your aunt to leave this house.

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Man in black mask: Give me those blueprints!

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Cornelia van Gorder: [Anderson picks up a gun after Fleming is killed] Why that's my revolver!

Detective Anderson: [inspects it] One shot fired.

Cornelia van Gorder: I fired that shot myself last night.

Detective Anderson: Nice try, Miss Van Gorder, but I'm placing your niece under arrest for the murder of Courtleigh Fleming.

Cornelia van Gorder: You can't arrest her without a coroner's verdict, and you'll have to wait on Dr. Vanrees for that.

Detective Anderson: Miss Van Gorder, when I find a need to make an arrest, I'll make it! And I won't wait for any coroner's verdict.

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Detective Jones: Hey, what type of joint is this?

Detective Anderson: Who are you?

Detective Jones: Who am I? Who do you think I am? W.T. Jones. Super-sleuth of Oakdale County.

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Dale Van Gorder: Auntie... That painting moved!

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Brook: I just saw Banker Fleming on the roof!

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The Caretaker: I don't like that doctor. One look at him would cure anybody!

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Brook: He's coming! The Bat is coming down the stairs!

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The Unknown: It's been a long chase, Mister Bat. But we've got you. We've got you red-handed!

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Lizzie Allen: [after The Bat gets trapped in her bear trap outside] I caught The Bat! I caught The Bat! I caught The Bat! I caught The Bat!

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Lizzie Allen: Aren't you going to take me up with you?

Cornelia van Gorder: You're nothing but trouble on the ground floor, you'll be a nuisance on the roof.

[goes up the stairs]

Cornelia van Gorder: If I yell you come up!

Detective Jones: Who, me?

Cornelia van Gorder: Yes you!

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Cornelia van Gorder: Dale, get some whiskey.

Detective Jones: You mean to tell me you've got booze in the house?

Cornelia van Gorder: Yes, for emergencies.

Detective Jones: So that's why everybody's trying to break into this place.

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Cornelia van Gorder: Get the Ouija board.

Lizzie Allen: It's got the Bible on top of it, keeping it quiet.

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Dale Van Gorder: Sorry, Auntie, the train was late. But nice Mr. Fleming was good enough to give me a ride from the station.

Cornelia van Gorder: I should think the less you have to do with Richard Fleming, the better.

Dale Van Gorder: Oh, but why, Auntie?

Cornelia van Gorder: I don't like him, he leased this house to me.

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The Unknown: What I'd like to know is how did you get the dope from headquarters on this case?

Detective Anderson: The same way I get everything, with my mind. I've got the greatest brain that ever existed.

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