Emmy Kockenlocker: Couldn’t you think of some bright way? You always have bright ideas.
Constable Edmund Kockenlocker: Listen, zipperpuss. Someday, they’re just gonna find your hair ribbon and an axe someplace. Nothing else. The mystery of Morgan’s Creek.
Trudy Kockenlocker: Papa, that’s really not being very helpful.
Constable Edmund Kockenlocker: Well, what do you want me to do, learn to knit?
Mary Smith: Didn’t you study to be anything?
John Ball Jr.: Anything like what?
Mary Smith: Oh, like a dentist or something?
John Ball Jr.: Uh-uh.
Mary Smith: Well, how did you expect to while away the hours after you grew up?
John Ball Jr.: I didn’t have to study to do that. In training, I’ve whiled away an hour in 26 minutes flat. Oh course, I’ve always had the dream I could do it in 25, but. . .