William has recently returned to the West Country from London. He was
START: WIlliam: (hearing) Zach!
Zach: (rushing in) Will! Calloo Callay!
(William stands, a bit wobbly. Zach uninhibitedly gives William a hug. William is pleased, if a little embarrassed)
Zach: You’re a bit bony! Looking good, though.
William: (sitting) Me legs are a bit wobbly.
END: William: Really?
Zach: My parents told me. They wouldn’t lie. It isn’t dirty, unless you make it that way.
William: Can’t a lady have a baby on her own?
Zach: No. There has to be a man to give her his seed.
(William stares ahead in shock)
David Wood, Goodnight Mister Tom, Samuel French Acting Edition, 2014, pp.88-90
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