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Sat in that chair night after night, never said a word.
Just nodded, sociable-like, and spat in the fire every now and again.
That were Albert's one bad habit.
I talk to the chair sometimes and it's just like old times.
Except the chair don't spit.
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Surrender the one hundred minutes and be attentive to this incognito masterpiece - a refreshingly warm and wonderful experience perpetrated by the author, the producer, the director and consummate actors in made-for-roles. For the mature of all ages.
Quote - Young Fisk: "It is a common place observation that remarkable events often have ordinary beginnings"
Quote - Old Fisk to Young Fisk: "One moment you are running along, the next, you are, no more"
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