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Jack Bagthorpe Quotes

Eight of the best book quotes from Jack Bagthorpe
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“Ordinary Jack, that’s me. It’s what they should’ve christened me- Ordinary Jack Matthew Bagthorpe- with an e.”
Helen Cresswell
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″‘If you could do anything in the world this afternoon, what would you do?’ enquired Uncle Parker, his eyes still closed... ‘Be immortal,’ said Jack promptly. ‘Bit pointless,’ observed Uncle Parker.”
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″‘You’re immortal if your name gets put on cups and shields,’ thought Jack moodily. ‘I’ll never be immortal.‘”
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“You must have the courage of your convictions, Jack, old lad. If you mean ‘Pooh!’ then you must say ‘Pooh!’ and the devil take the consequences.”
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“He even knew that they were all fond of him, in their own way. ‘But more as if I was a kind of pet, or something,’ he thought. ‘As if I’m just harmless. Not as an equal. I want to be equal.‘”
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″‘What’s SD? Stone Deaf?’ ‘Selectively Deaf. You hear, in effect, just as much as you wish to hear. And I am bound to say that if I were married to a lady who talks like your grandmother does, I should be SD- very much so.‘”
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″‘No good just lying back and giving up, you know.’ ‘I haven’t given up. I’m trying to go into a trance.‘”
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″‘They don’t look like geniuses,’ Jack thought, not for the first time. ‘Just like anybody else’s brother and sisters they look.‘”

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