Tom Oakley is a loner in his sixties. He has lived as a recluse for
START: Ah. (He opens the letter. William watches warily as he reads it)
(Frowniing at what he reads) Tshh.
(He reaches in the bag and brings out a brown leather belt with a steel buckle. Seeing it, William, terrified, leaps up and hides under the table. Sammy wakes)
(Angry) Come out!
END: Now then. Chair for clothes.
Shoes and socks off. Sit if yer like. Then put these on. (He hands him the woolly socks) Chilly in bare feet.
(William nods. He sits and takes his shoes and socks off as Tom unfolds the nightshirt.)
(Showing William a chamber-pot) This is so’s you don’t have to go outside to go to the toilet. Right?
_For full extended monologue, please refer to clips or the script edition cited here: David Wood, Goodnight Mister Tom, Samuel French Acting Edition, 2014, pp.21-23 _
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