mir war grad langweilig ... ich hoffe, ich habe nichts übersehen.
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[David:] How big’s the boat that’s taking us to Portugal?
[Dad:] I don’t know really. Oretty big I should think.
[David:] As big as a killer whale?
[Dad:] What? Oh yes, easily.
[David:] As big as a blue whale?
[Dad:] Yes, of course. As big as any kind of whale.
[Dad:] Yes, much bigger.
[David:] How much bigger?
[Dad:] Never you mind how much bigger. Just bigger is all I can tell you. Isn’t there a comic there you can read?
[David:] Marc’s reading the only one I haven’t read.
[Dad:] Marc, can you give David that comic and read another for a bit? That one’s the only one he hasn’t read.
[Marc:] It’s the only one I haven’t read too, Dad.
[David:] Any case, I don’t want to read. I want to chat, Dad.
[Dad:] Oh God.
[David:] If two tigers jumped on a blue whale, could they kill it?
[Dad:] Ah, but that couldn’t happen, you see. If the whale was in the sea, the tigers would drown straight away and if the whale was …
[David:] But supposing they did jump on the whale!
[Dad:] On land it would die very soon. Anyway, I think I’m right in saying … or perhaps it would be dead already. Yes, I think it would have to be … to be on land. Anyways, it couldn’t happen.
[David:] But supposing it did!
[Dad:] Oh God! Well, I suppose the tigers would kill the whale eventually, but it would take a long time.
[David:] How long would it take one tiger?
[Dad:] Even longer. Now I’m not answering any more questions about whales or tigers!
[Dad:] Oh, what is it now, David?
[David:] If two sea serpents …
Ich hoffe, es hilft!