“I really can't stay, but I’ll be back as soon as I can”.
"Why are you home so early?"
"Whats that, in your pocket?"
"They let us out a little early".
“Good morning, Niang!”
“Who gave you this?I am asking you a question!Where does this come from? I order you to answer me now !Why are you home so early, you sneaky little liar? And where did you get this money?”
Niang slaps Adeline
“Excuse me, Yen Tai-tai, there is a telephone call, for her.”
“My daughter is busy right now. This is her mother speaking. Who is calling, please, and can I give her a message?Waiting for her to cut your birthday cake! How nice! Where is this celebration taking place?But don’t all of you have to be at school today?… Oh, I see!… A special holiday!… How splendid for you!… I’m afraid my daughter will not be returning to your party this afternoon. Don’t wait anymore!”
“Not only are you a liar and a thief, but you are manipulative as well. Nothing will ever come of you, the problem is that you have bad blood from your mother, you don’t deserve to be housed and fed here. Girls like you should be sent away, you don’t belong in this house! You are to stay in your room without anything to eat until your father comes home.