My mum always said: "It's a dog-eat-dog world, son. You get them before they get you. Eat your greens. Please don't do that. Stop embarrassing me in front of the neighbors. I think it would be best if you just leave home and never come back!" She wasn't even really my mum. She bought me from a man...
(Helena offers to find the charm)
My dear, it will be like looking for a needle - no, something smaller than a needle - in a haystack, when you don't even know if you're in the right field! I'm sorry, but all in all, it is completely, utterly, unarguably, quintessentually hopeless.
(The flower held by the sleeping Queen suddenly blooms)
What does that mean?
It means... that it's maybe not quintessentually hopeless.
[The Gryphon has been unable to answer Helena's riddle:
"What's green, hangs on a wall and whistles?"]
It's a herring.
But a herring isn't green.
You can paint it green.
But a herring doesn't hang on a wall.
You can nail it to a wall.
[through clenched teeth] But a herring doesn't WHISTLE!!
Oh come on, I just put that in to stop it from being too obvious.
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