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(1994)

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James: What sort of things did you do when you were my age?

Graham Holt: I kept my head down, I suppose. Nothing very exciting.

James: [points to his life-story book] Is what's in there exciting?

Graham Holt: [pauses, turns pages] It's more disturbing than exciting.

James: That's what they say I am. Disturbed.

Graham Holt: What do you say?

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[Remembering his mother's death]

Graham: Dad wasn't making much sense. His hands were like injured birds looking for a safe place to roost.

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Debbie: If he gets ya practicing knots, just remember, untying them again's the hard part.

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Graham: I know where you've gone. I know where you're hiding. To have nothing, to feel nothing, to be nothing. It doesn't work, I've tried it. Anything's possible, Jamie, except feeling nothing. That's never possible.

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Graham Holt: They were a devoted couple, they showed it.

Uncle Turpin: You mean she convinced him that she'd go to pieces if he strayed even as far as the end of the garden to do a widdle on his own.

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Graham Holt: I cried.

Debbie: So I heard.

Graham Holt: Isn't it usual to phone before you visit?

Debbie: Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. I like to catch people unawares.

Graham Holt: Anyway, there's no point now.

Debbie: Why?

Graham Holt: I told you. I cried in front of the child I was hoping to adopt and his - what's it called - his key worker.

Debbie: Best thing you could have done. Now they're both crazy about you.

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James: [emerging from the school bus Friday afternoon] You've got a broody expression, like a hen with constipation. Well, don't, 'cuz I've got the hermity. We're going camping this weekend. It'll be great!

Graham Holt: Not this weekend.

James: Why not?

Graham Holt: We have a visitor.

James: [pauses, puzzled] We never have visitors.

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Graham: Were you testing me?

James: I do test people sometimes.

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James: Honeymoon's over!

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