“Dad will have something in mind,” Constance was saying. “He’ll have a plan A, a plan B – all the way to plan Z. You know he will.” She spoke insistently, as if to convince herself of the truth of her words.
“Of course he will,” Kate agreed, “and I hope it calls for some serious hurrying. I’m getting antsy with all this sitting around.”
Sticky looked at her askance. “You literally dropped out of the sky before lunch, Kate. Do try to be patient.”
I had random.org select a page for me today and it selected page 136.
Is she really doing this? Is she really so desperate that she’ll take orders from a devil?
It turns out that yes, yes she is. Scrunching up her face as much as she can, Pia goes ‘Choo!’ in a high squeaky voice. It doesn’t sound particularly convincing. Sneezing feels like tears or laughter: something that requires real talent to fake. Yet the effect on Urette is as instant as the words ‘Narnia’ and ‘Wardrobe’.
“What’s upsetting? Please, can you tell us a bit more about the fight?”
Ivy dabs her eyes with a handkerchief. “Oh! I’m sorry, children! The memory is just too painful!”
She starts to blow into the handkerchief and cry, but it’s totally fake. And believe me, I know all about fake crying. Frank does it all the time to get what he wants from Eliza and their parents.
‘Nou, nou,’ zegt Willemijn tegen de ober. ‘Je hebt een vergrootglas nodig om in deze kippensoep een stukje kip te vinden.’
‘Moet je onze koninginnesoep eens bestellen,’ zegt de ober. ‘Daar zit helemaal niks van Máxima in.’