There's so many things I don't understand, like why do the fish stop swimming and lie on top of the tide pools after a heavy rain? Why do you hear the waves inside the big shells? Why are all these funny hairs growing on me? I wish a big book with all the answers to every question in the world would drop out of the sky and land in my hands right now. I'd read it till I knew everything.
Oh, Richard, you can't know everything. Only God knows everything.
God ? He can't find us any better than Santa Claus.
What's in them pictures, Richard?
It's a story about these funny people who get married. There's a saying in each one.
Give us a look.
Were you ever married, Paddy?
Seven times. Kids in every port from Clao to Macao. Seventeen at the last count, and never set eyes on a single one of 'em. Slant-eyed little devils, black little devils, even a couple of pink ones like you. And all with my eyes.
Paddy, what's "subjugation"?
Something I've been trying to avoid all my life.
We don't wanna go swimming! We don't have our bathing costumes.
To hell with your bathing costumes. You don't wear 'em when you take a bath, do you?
This isn't a bathtub! This is the ocean!
What are you looking at?
What about them? You're really acting silly lately, Em. Always saying dumb things like that. Always looking at me funny! You're not coming down with something, are you? Don't give it to me.
You're such a silly dodo, Richard. We're never getting off this island.
This is where we live, Richard. This is our home, now and forever.
No! I could never live here forever with just you! I don't even like you! You never used to laugh at me! You never used to have secrets you wouldn't tell me!
Well you're not so perfect, either, Mr. Richard Lestrange. I've seen you playing with it, and I'll tell your father, if he ever gets here.
You! I hate you! [throws a rock, narrowly missing her]
You almost hit me!
Take it back! Take back what you said!
I've seen it all! What happens after you've been doing it a long time?
Shut up! That isn't fair peeking. I don't peek on you!
That's a lie! You're always staring at my buppies.