Fife’s dad steps out briefly to open the gate, leaving a strapped Fife at the back seat.
The lights in the car go off before he returns. And Fife says to him on his return, “When you left, I was talking to myself”.
Inquisitively the dad asked him what he said to himself. To which he replies “Fife, don’t be afraid, you are just a kid”
*It sounds funny. But look at it critically, all he is saying is, as a child you really have nothing to be worried about because you have someone (an adult) doing that already for you.
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