線上閱讀討論-單親插班生about a boy 03


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1- Is that your mum’s bread?
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You didn’t have to throw the whole loaf. That would’ve killed me.
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You the one who was throwing bloody great loaves at the ducks?
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Yeah, he was, but I’ve stopped him now.
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You know, boys will be boys, and all that.
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So he killed it.
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No. Sorry, I misunderstood you. The duck was dead already.
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He was throwing bread to try and sink the body…
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…because Megan here was getting upset.
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Marcus wouldn’t kill a duck. Would you, Marcus?
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No. I love ducks. They’re my second favorite animal after dolphins.
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They can kill sharks with their noses.
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I’ll have to wade in and get it.
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Listen, I hope it’s not some sort of epidemic.
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I think we beat the rap there, mate.
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Yeah. Well.
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Marcus?
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Mum.
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That day, the Dead Duck Day, was when it all began.
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That bloke Will just followed us in and I didn’t tell him not to.
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Afterwards, I realized that there was no way I could have been nervous just then…
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…because just then I didn’t know there was anything to be nervous about.
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But then I put the key in the lock, opened the door…
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Are you decent?
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And a new part of my life started.
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Bangl
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Jesus Christ.
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Oh, my God.
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– Will, call an ambulance. – Marcus, where’s the phone?
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Where’s the phone, mate?
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It was horrible. Horrible.
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But driving fast behind the ambulance was fantastic.
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She’s conscious.
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She was okay in the ambulance.
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She was asking after you, Marcus.
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That’s nice of her.
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Listen, you know this has nothing to do with you, don’t you?
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I mean, you’re not the reason that she…
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You’re not the reason that she’s here. Isn’t that right, Will?
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Yeah, that’s right.
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I’ll go get you some water.
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– I can get that. – No, you’re okay.
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Your mum’s going to be okay.
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Yeah, I suppose.
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That’s not the point, though, is it?
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Right, you mean you’re afraid she might try again?
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Just shut up, all right?
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There you go, warm and flat.
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Are you with Fiona Brewer?
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Yes, I’m her friend Suzie.
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This is Marcus and Will.
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She’s recovering well, but we’ll keep her overnight.
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I’m going to get a consent form for Ms. Brewer so the boy can stay with you two tonight.
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Right.
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So, my place or yours?
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Sorry.
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Okay.
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– I should get back to Ned, I think. – I’ll take that.
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All right.
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All in all, this was very interesting.
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So I’ll call.
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But I wouldn’t want to do it every night.
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See you soon.
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The thing is, a person’s life is like a TV show.
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I was the star of The Will Show.
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And The Will Show wasn’t an ensemble drama.
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Guests came and went, but I was the regular.
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It came down to me, and me alone.
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If Marcus’ mum couldn’t manage her own show…
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…if her ratings were falling, it was sad, but that was her problem.
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Ultimately, the whole single-mum plot line was a bit complicated for me.
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I got the letter. Thanks.
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Oh, my God. I’d forgotten.
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You forgot?
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You forgot a suicide letter?
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I didn’t think I’d have to remember it, did I?
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Did you read the part where I said I’d always love you?
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It’s a bit hard for you to love me when you’re dead, isn’t it?
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I’m sorry.
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I can understand why you’re angry, Marcus.
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I don’t feel the same as I did yesterday, if that’s any help.
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What?
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It’s all just gone away? All that?
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No, but…
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…at the moment, I feel better.
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“At the moment” is no good to me.
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I can see you feel better at the moment. You just put the kettle on.
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But what happens when you finish your tea? What happens when I go back to school?
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– I can’t be here to watch you all the time. – I know.
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We have to look after each other. The two of us.
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Suddenly I realized two people isn’t enough.
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You need a backup.
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If you’re only two people, and someone drops off the edge…
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…then you’re on your own.
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Two isn’t a large enough number.
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You need three, at least.
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– Three what? – Nothing.
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But I’d had a great idea.
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The important thing in island living is to be your own activities director.
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I find the key is to think of a day as units of time…
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…each unit consisting of no more than 30 minutes.
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Full hours can be a little bit intimidating…
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…and most activities take about half an hour.
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Taking a bath: One unit.
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Watching Countdown:
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Okay…
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One unit.
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Web-based research:
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Two units.
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Exercising: Three units.
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Having my hair carefully disheveled: Four units.
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It’s amazing how the day fills up.
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I often wonder, to be absolutely honest…
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…if I’d ever really have time for a job.
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How do people cram them in?
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Yeah, Will here.
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It’s Marcus. Pardon?
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It’s Marcus.
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Marcus?
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Marcus. Hi.
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How’d you get my number?
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From Suzie.
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I thought you’d like to take me out for the day on Saturday.
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And why did you think that, Marcus?
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Suzie said we hit it off.
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Did she? Yeah.
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– And you said, “See you soon. ” – I said what?
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“See you soon. ”
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The night you dropped us off. Remember? You said, “See you soon. ”
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This is soon, all right, Marcus.
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The thing is, mate, my life is kind of hectic at the moment.
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Why? I thought you did nothing.
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I’ve got Ned and stuff to look after.
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Matter of fact, I should be on the way to preschool right now.
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What’s that noise?
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That’s a lawn mower.
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So, you know, just time-wise it’s not…
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Tell you what, just hold the line one sec.
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Hold on, one sec. Thanks.
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But then I thought, “Why not?”
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Why shouldn’t I take the poor little sod out for a meal?
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I could be Uncle Will. Cool Uncle Will, King of the Kids.
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Okay, Marcus. You’re on.
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I’ll come if you take my mum, too.
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She has no money, so we’ll have to go somewhere cheap or you’ll have to treat us.
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Listen, don’t beat about the bush, Marcus.
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Why should I? We’re poor. You’re rich. You pay.
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Bring your little boy, I don’t mind.
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That’s really big of you.
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Fine. Come round at 12:30 or something.
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Remember where we live?
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Flat 2, 31 Craysfield Road, Islington, London, N12SF.
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England, the world, the universe.
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Yeah. Marcus?
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So, Fiona, how are you?
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– I mean, how are you feeling? – My stomach’s fine.
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Great.
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I must still be a bit barmy, though.
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This kind of thing doesn’t go away overnight, does it?
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No.
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If Mum was going to get Will to marry her, she’d have to quit making jokes.
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At least she looked good.
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I had her put on that nice hairy jumper…
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…and the earrings she got from her friend that went to Zimbabwe.
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The kid seemed to think this was a date.
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As for his mum, she was clearly insane…
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…and appeared to be wearing some kind of Yeti costume.
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This had better be quick. We were definitely not ordering starters.
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I’ll start with the artichoke, please.
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Then I’ll have a mushroom omelet with fries and a Coke.
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– I’ll have the vegetable platter. – We’re vegetarians.
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I’d never have guessed.
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Steak sandwich, please, mate. Thanks.
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This was going really well.
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I wondered if we were going to move into Will’s place or move into someplace new.
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“I heard he sang a good song
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“I heard he had a style”
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I knew, of course, the song couldn’t last forever…
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…that I’d soon be at home, tucked up in bed.
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I knew it, but I couldn’t feel it.
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“And there he was, this young boy”
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I must’ve been insane. All I’d wanted was a date with Suzie.
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This was my punishment.
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“Strumming my pain with his fingers”
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The worst part was when they closed their eyes.
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“Killing me softly with his song
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“Killing me softly”
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Come sing with us, Will.
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I should really get going. Thanks.
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That’s the problem with charity. You must mean it.
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You have to mean things to help people.
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Like the time I volunteered to help out at a soup kitchen…
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…and very nearly made it.
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Or the time at Amnesty International.
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Did you know in Burma you get seven years in prison for telling jokes?
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Next time you laugh, think of Pa Pa Lay, the Burmese standup comedian.
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We’re at a crucial stage in our struggle for human rights…
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…which have been grossly abused by the ruling junta.
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We need your support more than ever.
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Together we can make a difference…
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You’re kidding. And what’s your boyfriend say about that?
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Wait a minute. You say you haven’t got a boyfriend?
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Talk about human rights violations.
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Is that right? You’re in the bath now?
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You have to mean things to help people.
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Fiona meant Killing Me Softly.
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Killing Me Softly meant something to her and look where she ended up.
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Me, I didn’t mean anything, about anything, to anyone.

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