”Mathilda really likes abiding by the rules”, I tell her father, smiling and winking.
”Oh, but I do!” she assures.
And then Samuel appears out of nowhere, like a solemn Lemony Snicket suddenly standing in the kitchen hallway, adding some context to all this heartfeltness:
”I remember all these scenes from Mathildas childhood now: Running out into the road, trying to hit cars, biting strangers, screaming aloud in public… Always following every rule. A law-abiding citizen, right there!”