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“I will make much of your voices, and so trouble you no further”

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There you are love, where are you off to?

Devon

A beautiful part of the world that, you have a lovely time, send us a postcard

All right I will

You do

I will

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but I did work hard very hard but there wasn’t enough time because it wasn’t the right questions I did a lot of practice questions and there was always characters but this time there wasn’t I knew a lot but none of my top questions were there and that’s what’s wrong with doing exams

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.. is Kev there? .. well where is he? .. well why’s he gone there? .. well I didn’t know about it .. I didn’t know about it .. what am I supposed to do with it now?

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I do that myself but I’d never do it like that

Yeah I do it but not that, it sounds mad

You can do it but you’d have to be careful, y’know, consequences

Consequences, yeah

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“your voices have done many things, some less, some more”

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It’s a monkey, mum, mum, it’s a monkey over there, mum, mum, look, by the shop, is it a monkey, mum?

It’s a squirrel

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I was with all my friends and we were all there and it was really nice and everyone was just relaxed and then he got up and like he didn’t even look at me he didn’t say a word he got up and walked out like he just walked away

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There’s one at 14.30

Yes, but if we miss this train that’s no good to us is it

But it’s running, that one

But it’ll be too late

You’ve got to work with the options dad, it’s an option

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“due to a member of the train crew being unavailable”

“due to congestion caused by earlier delays”

“due to travelling behind a late-running train”

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“have you a catalogue of all the voices?”

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They knew exactly what they wanted but I didn’t agree so I’m not sorry at all but I should have had a say

Did you get any feedback?

Not as such

I think you’re making it worse now to be honest they won’t want to know

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.. that don’t sound good mate, what d’you think, you going to say anything or not? .. it don’t sound right mate, I’m sorry, just call me if you want, I’ll be on the train .. you’ll have to keep at it, just keep trying yeah .. yeah, I’m sorry mate, I’ve got to go for the train now, you take care of yourself .. yeah, I will, I’m here for you mate ..

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Have I missed the train?

No, go the other way to the yellow lounge

Will I miss it?

Not if you run

Oh thank god, thank god, thank you very much

You’ll have to run though

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“you’re goodly things, you voices”

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There were paintings here last time, loads of them, all over the floor and everyone just walking all over them

Why were they on the floor?

So you could see them from upstairs

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They’ve got sushi

No, not on the train, it smells

It’s good for your brain

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I left a message for her to call us here but if it rings we won’t hear it will we?

Have you put it on speaker phone?

How do I do that?

You can make it vibrate, you’ll feel it in your pocket

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Everything is in the wrong place here

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“here come more voices, your voices, I have watch’d for your voices”

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come here carly come and sit here with me that seat’s free you can have that seat settle down here do you want sprinkles have some sprinkles watch out it’s ok we’ve got plenty of time sally doesn’t mind sally never minds hold it tighter that’s right good girl you’re a good girl aren’t you carly

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I told her you need a drop like one drop but she went mad with it

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.. it’s me, is nan there? .. oh, give her my love then, tell her I love her .. no, she doesn’t need to know .. anyway, look, I’m running out of juice .. look, just give her my love, give her my love, that’s all ..

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“thank you for your voices .. thank you .. your most sweet voices”

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[Images and words found at Birmingham New Street while waiting for a train – words and phrases for the image captions were stolen from Shakespeare’s Coriolanus because, abstracted from their original context, they were just the right words]

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Mary Frances wanders on twitter most days: @maryfrancesness

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