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Each month we choose a favorite quote--something fun or something to make you think. See the archive for quotes from previous months.

The Quigleys had a late lunch. This was because Dad took the children back to their hotel room first, so he could shout at them without anyone else hearing. He shouted for quite a long time about good behaviour. he reminded them loudly of the Family Rules. The Quigleys had three Family Rules, to help with being well-behaved. They were:

1) Be Polite and Pleasant
2) Don't Bicker or Fight
3) Think Before You Speak

Dad explained that piling up valuable old books on snooker tables counted as Not Being Polite. Will didn't agree, but Dad was very sure. Dad was hoarse from being sure.
           --Simon Mason, The Quigleys Not For Sale

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