Boy; Tales of Childhood
By Roald Dahl
Captain Hardcastle p.112
MASTER: Yes, what is it?
BRAITHWAITE: Please sir, a wasp came in through the window and it's stung me on my
lip and it's swelling up.
MASTER: A what?
BRAITHWAITE: A wasp, sir.
MASTER: Speak up, boy, I can't hear you! A what came in through the window?
BRAITHWAITE: It's hard to speak up sir, with my lip all swelling up.
MASTER: With your what all swelling up? Are you trying to be funny?
BRAITHWAITE: No sir, I promise I'm not sir.
MASTER: Talk properly, boy! What's the matter with you?
BRAITHWAITE: I've told you, sir. I've been stung, sir. My lip is swelling. It's hurting
MASTER: Hurting terribly? What's hurting terribly?
BRAITHWAITE: My lip, sir. It's getting bigger and bigger.
MASTER: What prep are you doing tonight?
BRAITHWAITE: French verbs, sir. We have to write them out.
MASTER: Do you write with your lip?
BRAITHWAITE: No, sir, I don't sir, but you see...
MASTER: All I see is that you are making an infernal noise and disturbing every